If you have a standard basement with a small space above ground, you should definitely install windows that will bring a bit of natural light to your extra living area. More importantly, they’ll significantly help with air flow.
However, with so many window options to pick from, it can be tough to choose the right one. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you make the right choice, so here are the best options for your new basement’s windows.
Hopper windows are most commonly used for basements because of their easy functionality. They open from the top, where they have latches for security, and feature a pull-down lever for easy management. However, since they swing inward from the wall when opened, they may not provide great protection from rain and snow if there isn’t any kind of an awning outside.
Awning windows are the exact opposite of hopper windows. They’re hinged at the top, so they open outward from the bottom, which creates the perfect awning that protects from rain, snow, and other wet weather elements. No matter the weather, you can enjoy fresh air, without worrying about your basement getting wet.
If you’re looking for a more polished look, then sliding windows are your way to go. Apart from being very easy to operate, as all you need to do is slide them left or right, they will make your basement look much more elegant.
Double-hung windows have two operable sashes in the window frame that can move both up and down, so they’re excellent for controlling the temperature and air flow in your basement. You can also customize them in many ways, as there are various grid options to choose from.
If you’re looking for a window that will provide your basement with a lot of natural light, then picture windows might be your best bet. They don’t open, but they’re usually very large and will make your basement visually bigger while letting in plenty of natural light.
All of these window options are perfect for both partially and fully above-ground basements. Each window style has its advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to do your research and assess all the options before making a commitment. But once you do, you may be surprised how it increases the value of your home!
If you need further information about various window options for your new basement, feel free to get in touch with CMH Builders. We have years of experience in the field, and our basement finishing professionals will help you both choose the right windows for your basement and install them properly.
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