Basement Window Behavior
Usually, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a killer curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless homeowners care greatly about safety and energy efficiency. Lucky for you, Pella professionals cover you on the safety, style and energy efficiency spectrum while on your quest 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 first priority. It is essential to investigate your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or operate in a certain way to allow you to evacuate in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.
Style: There are multiple basement window styles to fit each homeowner’s preference. The most common styles used for basement windows are fixed, awning, casement and sliding windows. When choosing a window style, you must establish how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is enforced 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 space, 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. Equally important to the product is a high-quality installation and you can hire a professional to finalize 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 Pella Windows & Doors - Kelowna, your enjoyment and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 250-863-7902 or come see us at our Kelowna showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.