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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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 professional to 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.
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