Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Usually, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt 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 first priority. It is crucial to investigate your local building rules, as they may require that windows are a specific size or work in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a window style, you must establish how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is enforced by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you want to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the lack of light can compress the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a promising installation and you can hire a professional to complete your project. With a quality product and a successful installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our top priority. Contact us at (225) 217-2592 or come see us at our Baton Rouge showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.