Whether it’s a multi-media room, workout gym, or a guest space, a basement offers homeowners plenty of amazing opportunities to utilize the additional square footage in their home. However, when it comes to window replacement, the basement tends to get overlooked.  With proper care, new basement windows have several advantages that will dramatically transform your space and improve the value of your home.

Exterior view of an egress window in a basement bedroom. These windows are required as part of the USA fire code for basement bedrooms

Eliminate Gaps to Stop Air Infiltration

A basement’s original windows are likely plagued with gaps and cracks around the frame and window glass. These energy-wasting air leaks can be detrimental when trying to regulate the temperature in your basement. Gaps around basement windows let heat escape during the colder months and hot air enter in the warmer months. New basement windows can put an end to air escaping or entering into your basement, making it a much more comfortable place to be in all year-round.

Increase Comfort

Many original basement windows only contain a thin piece of glass to separate your living area from the extreme hot or cold temperatures outside, as well as from the noise outdoors. Purchasing new basement windows with an additional layer of insulated glass will not only improve the overall comfort levels in your basement, but it can also help reduce unwanted outdoor noise, making your basement a quiet and peaceful oasis to relax and unwind in.

Reduce Your Energy Costs

The previous benefits listed above also help to improve energy efficiency and reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Keep Moisture Out

Old, worn-out windows do little to prevent moisture from getting into your basement through cracks and gaps due to seal failure. Moisture and dampness can lead to dangerous mold growth. If left untreated, moisture can become an even bigger problem leading to flooding, damage to your walls, furniture, and flooring, as well as negative effects to your health. New basement windows that are properly installed come with an air tight seal that will prevent moisture related problems.

Enhance Home Security

Another issue with old, worn out, basement windows is they aren’t nearly as secure as new basement windows. Prevent unwanted entry into your home via an old, worn out window with new basement windows made of durable, thick glass panes. New windows are designed with home security in mind and come equipped with secure locking systems.

Improve Air Flow

Old, worn-out windows may be difficult, if not impossible to open and close, but new basement windows will allow for proper ventilation and air flow throughout your basement.

Update the Style

Since basement windows are ground level, they’re more prone to excess wear and tear due to moisture, making them appear rusty and ugly. New basement windows will instantly modernize the look of your basement. If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, any aesthetic improvements you can do to increase the curb appeal and value of your home is a worthwhile investment.

New basement windows also allow more natural light to flood in, giving your dark basement a brighter, happier ambience.

The Results Are In

It’s easy to see why upgrading your home with new basement windows is a smart choice. New windows can dramatically improve your basement for the better in more ways than one, so much so, that who knows? Your basement might suddenly become the space that everyone wants to gather in.

For more information about a basement window replacement, or for any window related questions or needs, contact your local, trusted window professionals at Armorvue Home Exteriors.