A basement remodeling project is an excellent home improvement project that can increase your available living space and allow you to make the most of your home. However, you need to keep certain design considerations in mind. You need to choose the right egress window and the right door for your basement because you need to meet code requirements. WMGB Home Improvement explains the things you need to know:
Factors to Consider When Choosing Basement Windows
Your basement windows are important because they provide your basement with natural light. You need to choose windows that can maximize available sunlight without letting heat into your basement. Fortunately, we offer several energy-efficient window options for our customers. Sunlight can truly make a basement feel different. It can make a space feel more open, welcoming, and bright.
Along with the size of a glass area, you also need to consider your window material and window construction. Your basement window needs to be weathertight. It also needs to be strong and durable enough to prevent water seepage and air drafts because moisture problems are common in basements. In addition, you also need to have egress windows on every basement remodeling project. We are egress window specialists, and we will make sure that your egress windows are up to code.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Basement Doors
Choosing a door for your basement is much like choosing a door for the rest of your home. The primary qualities you will need to look for are how secure it is and how durable it is. If your basement is accessed only within your home, then you can use a standard, pre-hung door. This will make installation quick and easy. If your basement has an exterior door, then we suggest using a metal door with a deadbolt. This is a solid door that provides excellent security.
In addition to door replacement and egress window installation, we can also help with home energy audits, window replacement, and custom glass block window installation. WMGB Home Improvement has decades of experience, and we work with some of the best professionals in the industry. We serve many areas in MI including Grand Rapids and Lansing. Call us at (616) 243-3700 to learn more about our services and products. You can also ask for a free quote.