Normally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type –
who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it
comes to basements, most homeowners care ultimately
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 top
priority. It is crucial to explore
your local building guidelines, as they may require that
windows are a regulated size or work
in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation.
These are frequently referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple
basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s vision. The
most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When selecting a
window style, you must establish 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 larger it will look. Many basements are a larger space, but the
lack of light can confine the space.
Save Energy: Well-made
energy efficient windows can help you remain warmer in the
winter and cooler in the summer. Just as important to
the product is a promising installation and you can hire a
finalize your project. With a quality product and a quality
installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its
installation for years to come.
Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your enjoyment
and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at
(210) 361-3496 or visit us at our San Antonio
showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies
from our specialists.