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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Naturally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a magnificent curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, most 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 search for basement windows.

Safety: When you are picking what style or size of window you would like to install in your basement, safety should be your primary priority. It is crucial to research your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a certain size or operate 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 many 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 selecting a window style, you must establish how or if you want it to open, the size you would like it (or that is mandatory 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 bigger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can confine the space.

Save Energy: Well-built energy efficient windows can help you live warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Uniformly important to the product is a fine installation and you can hire a professional to complete your project. With a quality product and a quality installation, you can be satisfied in the window and its installation for years to come.

Here at McComb Window & Door, your enjoyment and safety are our top priority. Contact us at 317-983-5804 or visit us at our Lafayette showroom for more safety tips and installation methods from our specialists.
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