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Things To Consider When Replacing Basement Windows   

Things To Consider When Replacing Basement Windows   

If you are planning to renovate your basement by replacing your basement windows, consider some things to guarantee the success and longevity of the renovation project. Regardless of the type of windows you choose, paying attention to the necessary factors for a high return on investment is best.  Before going forward with replacing basement windows,

If you are planning to renovate your basement by replacing your basement windows, consider some things to guarantee the success and longevity of the renovation project. Regardless of the type of windows you choose, paying attention to the necessary factors for a high return on investment is best. 

Before going forward with replacing basement windows, consider the following factors:

1. Layout and Space Limitations

It is crucial to consider the layout of the basement and the need for ventilation. Another essential factor to consider is the available space above the ground. All these will guide you in choosing suitable replacement windows and styles that will fit your basement perfectly. 

The layout, available space, and ventilation will help to choose between the single-hung and double-hung, and if the windows will swing out or sliding will be appropriate.

2. Lighting

It is usually challenging to get natural light into the basement. However, you can successfully bring in more natural light by putting replacement windows high up in the wall close to the basement ceiling. This may seem difficult to access. Because of that, you can choose awning windows to let in more natural light into the basement – the basement will feel warmer and illuminated by natural light.

3. Moisture Levels

High moisture levels are some of the basement challenges as water may be leaking into the basement. As a result, the basement becomes damp, causing water damage over time. You must carry out basement waterproofing to keep your basement dry. This will help to prevent condensation on the windows, as well as mold and mildew growth. 

Basement waterproofing will help to protect your investment in replacement windows as they will not rot due to exposure to moisture or high humidity.

4. Energy Efficiency

You must consider energy-efficient windows to prevent loss of warmth in the basement. Your choice of replacement windows should prioritize energy efficiency to avoid heating or cooling your basement.

5. Safety

When replacing basement windows, consider your safety in choosing suitable basement windows. In addition to selecting other styles of windows, consider installing an egress window that can be used to escape during an emergency.

Takeaway

All the factors discussed above are crucial when replacing basement windows. However, it would be more appropriate to begin the basement waterproofing project to keep the basement dry and available.

Alex Barnett
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