Usually, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most 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 picking 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 codes, as they may require that
windows are a specific size or operate
in a certain way to allow you to get out in an emergency situation.
These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are various
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The
most familiar styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a
window style, you must choose 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 more
open it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the
lack of light can compress the space.
Save Energy: Well-built
energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to
the product is a promising installation and you can hire a
finish your project. With a quality product and a professional
installation, you can be happy in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors Southwest, your needs
and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at
915-213-1497 or visit us at our El Paso
showroom for more safety tips and installation plans
from our specialists.