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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their type – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, many 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 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 primary priority. It is essential to investigate your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a certain size or work in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are multiple 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 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 need to let into your basement. The more light you allow into your basement, the bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can constrict the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality 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 complete your project. With a quality product and a successful installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at Pella Windows and Doors, your satisfaction and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 403-328-2517 or come see us at our Lethbridge showroom for more safety tips and installation plans from our experts.
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