Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style –
who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, countless 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 first
priority. It is crucial to research
your local building rules, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or conduct
in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation.
These are frequently 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 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 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 space, but the
lack of light can constrict the space.
Save Energy: Well-made
energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to
the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a
finish 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 Southwest, your enjoyment
and safety are our top priority. Contact us at
505-373-1296 or meet us at our Albuquerque
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our experts.