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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Naturally, homeowners choose the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many homeowners care greatly 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 deciding what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your primary priority. It is crucial to investigate 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 commonly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are multiple basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s choice. The most frequent 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 required 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 space, but the lack of light can compress the space.

Save Energy: Well-made energy efficient windows can help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Equally important to the product is a fine installation and you can hire a professional to finalize your project. With a quality product and a quality installation, you can be confident in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your needs and safety are our biggest priority. Contact us at (802) 557-0429 or come see us at our South Burlington showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our professionals.
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