Windows can make your basement more enjoyable-and safe. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Scottsdale are designed to let more light into the basement rooms than the conventional, smaller, rectangular windows that sit above ground. They also provide an escape in case of an emergency.
Today, many people incorporate windows into their basement design when they build new houses. But, you don't have to be limited by your home's design if it only has smaller, more traditional basement windows. Though it may seem like a complicated task, the basic process of installing a new basement window is about as simple as digging a hole in your yard and cutting out a space in your wall. The job usually only takes a two days or so and could raise the value of your home-especially if you are adding a bedroom to your home.
So, in what ways are basement windows different from other windows? The primary difference between a basement, or egress, window and standard windows is that basement windows need to be large enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements detailed in building codes. Be sure you have a full understanding of local building codes before you purchase basement windows. We can help!
Not only can basement windows enrich your basement living space by improving its light, safety and design, but they can help stablilize the temperature. Like all Pella® windows, our basement windows are made to withstand extreme weather and are ENERGY STAR® certified, which may help save you money on energy costs.
Most of our replacement window product lines have basement window replacement choices that meet emergency requirements and offer you the peace of mind you get from adding safety features to your home. Visit your Scottsdale showroom to learn more.