Normally, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most homeowners care ultimately
about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover
you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your search
for basement windows.
Safety: When you
are deciding what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your primary
priority. It is important to investigate
your local building rules, as they may require that
windows are a certain size or work
in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation.
These are commonly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The
most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a
window style, you must decide how or if you want it to
open, the size you would like it (or that is required
by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you plan
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the more
open it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the
lack of light can constrict the space.
Save Energy: Top-quality
energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to
the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a
finalize your project. With a quality product and a professional
installation, you can be confident in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs
and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at
607-296-0475 or visit us at our Binghamton
showroom for more safety tips and installation methods
from our professionals.