Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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Normally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their characteristics – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care most about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals help you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest 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 essential to explore your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a specific size or conduct in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are multiple basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. 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 mandatory 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 area, but the lack of light can compress the space.

Save Energy: Well-built 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 professional to finish your project. With a quality product and a quality 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 highest priority. Contact us at 780-439-9344 or visit us at our Edmonton showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our specialists.