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Basement Window Behavior

Basement Window Behavior

Normally, homeowners favor the window that best fits their style – who doesn’t want a wonderful curb appeal? But when it comes to basements, countless 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 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 first priority. It is essential to investigate your local building codes, as they may require that windows are a regulated size or work 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 frequent 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 larger it will look. Many basements are a larger spot, but the lack of light can compress the space.

Save Energy: Top-quality energy efficient windows can help you stay 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 finish your project. With a quality product and a professional 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 biggest priority. Contact us at 812-333-6371 or come see us at our Bloomington, IN showroom for more safety tips and installation strategies from our experts.
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