Secure, Practical & Durable
Basement windows are often neglected and have it harder than other windows. They are at a higher risk of moisture damage from flooding and rain splashing back up from the ground not to mention humidity indoors. They are at a higher risk of being hit by objects such as debris or balls and also a favourite entry point for burglars. Thus, they must feature excellent durability, weather resistance and security all while serving their main purpose of providing natural light and fresh air in the basement. Luckily, these features are not mutually exclusive and Neuffer offers a huge range of options whether you're looking to remodel, or build a new home.
What are Basement Windows?
There is little to distinguish between a casement window appropriate for the basement and a standard model for upper-level living rooms. Both products must meet the same energy efficiency and security requirements. They are all available with various types of opening mechanisms – from tilt-and-turn mechanisms to fixed windows and of course available in all RAL colours. Basement windows only differ from common ones in three basic installation aspects:
- Possible installation depth
- Is egress desired or required by local codes?
- Dimension requirements are usually fixed and inflexible
- Special shapes such as rectangles, ovals etc. are common
Based on where you plan to install them, cellar windows are normally smaller than standard ones on other floors. Wall openings in older buildings can feature semi-circular shapes, creating a demand for a customised shape for the frame and window.
However, there is ultimately no need to categorize windows based on function. Second floor casement windows and basement window are both available with the same range of options. The deciding factors are your personal taste, and of course your home itself.