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 aid you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your hunt 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 primary priority. It is important to explore your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work 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 many basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The most frequent styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When deciding on a window style, you must decide 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 plan to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the larger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a fine installation and you can hire a professional to finish your project. With a quality product and a successful installation, you can be happy in the window and its installation for years to come.Here at Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC, your enjoyment and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 307-632-6373 or meet us at our Cheyenne showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our specialists.