Basement Windows

Articles on the Different Types of Basement Windows, Advantages and Disadvantages, Costs, and What to Consider About Water, Safety, and Cold.

Discussing How Much Basement Windows Cost

The cost for basement windows ranges from $200 to $2,000 or more. The price varies based on type of material, manufacturer, and size. Costs typically include the window, labor, and trim.

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Examining Basement Windows: Advantages and Disadvantages

Basement windows are different from other types of windows in the home. They sit lower than other windows and some are even located in underground wells. Because of positioning, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages to these distinctive openings. 

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Keeping Basement Windows Safe

Basement windows create two common safety concerns.  An unsecured basement window offers an easy way for intruders to enter a home undetected and a small basement window can trap victims inside or keep emergency responders from entering. Both safety concerns are something to consider when purchasing a home or replacement windows, but they easy to remedy.

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Looking at the Different Types of Basement Windows

The different types of basement window styles are casement, double-hung, and sliding. Each style can be used to satisfy building codes for egress, as long as the dimensions for width and height meet the minimum requirements.

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Basement Windows and Water: Things to Consider

The average home has many small leaks. When grouped together, leaks can add up to the equivalent of a 2-foot hole in the wall. Most leaks can be found around doors and windows. They allow air to enter and escape, and water and snowmelt to seep inside. This can cause energy loss, moisture and mold, and damage to living spaces or stored items. A high energy bill, fogged or frosted windows, and temperature changes in different areas of the room are good indications that you have leaky windows, but determining the exact location of the leaks requires closer examination.

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Basement Windows and Cold Weather: Things to Consider

All homes allow air to escape or enter to some degree. Even the most well-insulated home may have small leaks around plumbing fixtures, chimneys, recessed lights, and in attics and basements. The most common sources of leaks in homes, however, are windows and doors. The windows and doors on the main floors of the home are often cared for, while windows in basements and attics are often neglected. To protect your home and windows from the effects of cold, weatherizing all the windows in the home is the most cost-effective option.

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