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Replacing Basement Windows: Sliders and Other Types

Your basement is only complete with a beautiful window. Basement windows can act as ventilation and bring natural sunlight into the area. While functioning as a nice addition, they also become a utility in your home. But sometimes, they might need replacing, which can get complicated. Whether it's due to wear and tear, or a stray rock that found its way into your basement, we're here to help today. Learn about the types of replacement windows to choose from here at Pella Windows & Doors of DFW.

The Types of Windows for Basements

The Types of Windows for Basements

Some of the types of basement windows we carry can include the following:

Sliding windows, or slider windows as they might be known, have two pieces horizontally sliding across each other when the basement window is open. As the name suggests, sliding windows are designed to open and close from side to side. Sliding windows are well suited for basements with limited room for the window to swing.

Double-hung windows have two panels that slide independently, horizontally or vertically, to create an opening on both sides of the basement window.

Single-hung windows feature two panels. However, one panel is stationary while the other slides up and down.

Picture windows are the way to go for homeowners who want to minimize the amount of light entering the basement area while still being able to add an accent to their basement area.

Casement windows are hinged and open out like a door via a crank handle. They are an excellent choice for above-the-ground basements where a homeowner wants more control over how their windows can be opened or closed.

Sliding Windows and Casement Windows

The two most common options when installing basement windows are sliding and casement windows. They each have their benefits, but the choice depends on your needs and wants.

Sliding windows need less space than casement windows. For instance, they do not require exterior space to open. If you have an above-the-ground basement, sliding windows might be a better fit as they can be partially displayed around the exterior of the basement. Since sliding windows don't have as many mechanical parts, they also benefit in that installation should be easier and quicker. Due to their simplicity, they usually are the least expensive type of basement window to replace.

Casement windows can also be seen as a great fit for above-ground basements. Due to their design, they can be incredibly customizable. At Pella Windows & Doors, we're no stranger to custom-fitting windows for our customer's homes. As these windows usually come with a hand crank, they provide excellent impermeability as the lock is built into the frame. They're also energy efficient because of their tight seal to the slash of the frame.

Upgrading Your Basement Windows

Choosing what type of windows your basement will need provides a good opportunity to upgrade to more modern designs. While new windows will look great, we have models that offer better insulation and increased energy efficiency. If you need help remembering the last time your basement windows were replaced, then that might mean it's time to go for an upgrade.

When looking to upgrade your basement windows, Pella Windows & Doors is your preferred contractor. We offer a wide range of options to choose from. For years, we have gained a loyal following for our pro craftsmanship and excellent customer service when it comes to installing windows for our clients. Undeniably, our windows are a beautiful addition to keep your home safe and secure.

Replacing Basement Windows has Never Been Easier with Pella Windows & Doors

Pella Windows & Doors of DFW focuses on providing customers with quality products. Our team of experts will provide a free consultation via an in-home visit and advise you on the best window choice. Book a free consultation with us today and experience the Pella effect if you are ready to replace a basement window in your home.

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