Updating the basement windows in your home can be an amazing way to turn a dark basement into a bright place for you and your family to enjoy. Basement windows are a vital part of keeping your basement resistant to moisture and water damage. They also add security, light, and airflow to your home.
Since your basement windows are located in an area that is often only used for storage, they can easily be neglected or forgotten about. Basement windows help to seal the bottom portion of your home from water. Since basements are more susceptible to water damage you want to invest in windows that will stand up against moisture.
Benefits of Basement Windows
There are many benefits to updating your current basement windows. If you’re turning your basement into bedrooms or a family living space you may want to add more light. Basement windows can also add ventilation to an area that doesn’t get much fresh air.
In addition to adding style to your home, our basement windows are low maintenance and easy to clean. There are many options available- from color and grid patterns, to window styles and privacy glass. we have it all at Feldco.
How a Basement Window Operates
The basement hopper window has a single sash, which is hinged at the bottom and tilts open inward. This allows the ventilation you need, and the easy cleaning you want.
Awning windows are also a great choice for basements. They are similar to the hopper window, but they open out and are hinged from the top. The awning style window allows you to keep your windows open even when it’s raining.
Easy to Clean
Cleaning windows always seems like a daunting task, especially low basement windows. Since our hopper windows are hinged at the bottom and tilt in, cleaning these windows is a breeze.
Both the interior and exterior of our basement windows can be easily washed from the inside. They will save you the time and energy of having to clean windows from the outside of your home.
Add Ventilation to your Home
Basement hopper windows come with an exterior screen. This allows you to let the air in and keeps the bugs out. If you want to add fresh air having an operable basement window, like a hopper, is a great way to do that.
Other Window Styles for Your Basement
While hopper windows are the most common for a basement, there are other styles that could work too. Depending on where the window is on your basement wall, you may be able to use sliding windows, awnings, or even double hung windows.
Trying different types of windows could give your basement a unique look, and deciding what style is best depends on what you use your basement for. If your basement is unfinished and not used as living space, you may decide to have smaller windows for privacy. If you do have bedrooms or an entertainment area, you may want larger windows for additional light and air flow.
If you want to add some natural light to your basement, but still want to maintain your privacy, opaque or frosted glass is a great option. You don’t need clear transparent glass to get the added light you want.
Opaque windows allow you to add windows for light while still keeping it private to anyone passing by. A semi-frosted, patterned privacy glass treatment is also available to add to the safety and privacy of your basement living space.
If your basement is used as a living space energy efficiency may be a concern of yours. All of our windows are energy star rated. This will help you keep your basement warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Thinking About New Basement Windows?
If you’re interested in updating your basement window, trust Feldco. We make window replacement easy from start to finish. It’s no wonder over 350,000 homeowners have trusted us with their home improvement projects.