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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

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 professional to 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.
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