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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Normally, homeowners decide on the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a killer 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 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 important to investigate your local building guidelines, as they may require that windows are a specific size or operate in a certain way to allow you to escape in an emergency situation. These are regularly referred to as egress windows.

Style: There are various 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 selecting a window style, you must decide 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 larger it will look. Many basements are a larger area, but the lack of light can constrict the space.

Save Energy: Well-built 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 finish 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 McComb Window & Door, your needs and safety are our highest priority. Contact us at 317-872-9927 or come see us at our Indianapolis showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our specialists.
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