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A basement can be a great asset for your home: You can use it as a storage area, or with a little bit of effort, you might be able to refinish it and convert it into another social space for you and your family. As a finishing touch for any basement, you’ll want to add nice windows, but since your basement has needs unlike any other room in your home, you’ll need to be sure to think about the right windows for your situation. Here’s some of our advice on what to look for in basement windows!

Weather Resistance

Since these windows will typically be the most exposed to the elements of any window other window in your home–they will rest at ground level, after all–then you’ll want these windows to be especially durable. Look for a windows made of a water- or snow-resistant material, such as vinyl, to install in your basement.

Energy Efficiency

Basements are notoriously drafty, which can be the result of energy inefficient windows. During the winter especially, you’ll be grateful for energy efficient windows that prevent warm air from leaking out and cold air from seeping in so that you can enjoy a pleasant temperature in your basement.

Lighting

Want to brighten up your dark and dingy basement? Look for windows that let in lots of light, like casement windows.

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