Usually, homeowners decide
on the window that best fits their characteristics –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, many 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 choosing what style or size of window you would like
to install in your basement, safety should be your top
priority. It is crucial to investigate
your local building codes, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or work
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 preference. 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 mandatory
by local building codes), the desired shape and how much light you need
to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, 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. Just as important to
the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a
finalize your project. With a quality product and a successful
installation, you can be confident in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
520-989-3300 or visit us at our Tucson
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our experts.