Replacement basement windows come in just about any style you can imagine. While the placement is sometimes different than in other parts of your home, you can do anything with them that you’d like. There are some styles that are more common for replacement windows than others. You don’t always see double-hung windows in the basement, for example, but there are other styles that are popular in that area of the home. Here are a few to consider if you are looking for replacement basement windows.
Slider windows are sort of like double-hung windows, only they are turned onto their sides and slide side to side instead of up and down. They are energy efficient and work well in spaces that have less height to offer and more width. They are easy to maintain and provide ventilation with ease. You can also remove the window easily if you need to move things in and out of the basement.
These windows hinge out and open from the bottom, like an awning. They are great for air ventilation and they are easy to maintain, but they also keep the rain out if you leave it open when it is raining. You can get a lot of sunlight into the space along with energy efficiency when the windows are closed. They are usually placed at the top of the basement wall and it can be hard to get them open since they are so high on the wall. But they work well as replacement basement windows since there is generally limited space for window placement.
You can couple glass blocks with other windows or leave them on their own. They are highly secure, but they do more to light the basement than to give it ventilation. Since they don’t open and close, you have a secure space that is impossible to breach. They are also cost effective and inexpensive to install. They let in a little light, but not any airflow, and the glass blocks are hard to see through, which is good for privacy.
If you have a lot of space to offer, casement windows are a great option for the basement. These work particularly well in a walk out basement since you have the vertical space you need for a window. They are still secure and energy efficient, but they also give you the light and ventilation you want.
When replacement basement windows are on your mind, contact Southgate Glass for help making important decisions at 916-476-8396. We’re here to show you the options and make recommendations based on your goals and specific situation. You can also stop by our showroom at 6852 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95823 and take a look at the vinyl windows we offer for replacement basement windows in Sacramento, CA. If you know what you want, great, we’ll help you pinpoint the details. If you don’t have a clue, we’ll fill in the important items so you know how to make an informed decision.