If you are thinking of upgrading the windows in your basement, take a look at our short guide to make sure you choose a suitable type that will perform well over a long period of time. Although you can use windows similar to those in above grade rooms, there are certain special considerations you need to think about when dealing with a below grade space.
Buying Replacement Windows in Calgary for Your Basement
Local homeowners, and those in other parts of the country, may wish to refer to the tips below before they go shopping for new basement windows.
- Safety – To ensure you are able to exit your basement quickly and easily in the event of a flood, fire or other disaster, the windows you buy should be wide enough to enable an adult to climb through them without getting stuck. While some of the windows could be of the block type, which do not open, you don’t want to use this type exclusively, for the same reason. Safety is an important concern, which is why it appears at the top of our list.
- Insulation – Double or triple-glazed units are a good choice because they will reduce the energy you use to heat and cool your basement throughout the course of each year. The position of basements means that they are often cheaper to heat and cool than other parts of residential properties but this advantage can easily be lost through the fitting of windows that offer inadequate insulation.
- Ease of Installation – Before you start looking at replacement windows in Calgary or any other part of the country, make sure you have precise measurements to hand for the windows in question. The ones you buy will need to be an exact fit if they are to perform well and keep out water. This is desirable for all areas of your home of course but is especially important when dealing with the basement.
If you have any questions about the type of windows that are suitable for basements or you would like to request a quotation for replacement windows in Calgary, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our local office on 403-607-6163. Our range includes some of the highest quality windows in the country, built to last for many years and designed to outperform any others you may come across while searching for a good deal.