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
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.