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
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.