Windows can make your basement more visually pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Idaho allow more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer a way to get out in case of an emergency. Pella® egress windows are offered as casement, sliding or double-hung windows.
The biggest distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be made for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You’re able to pick from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Be sure you fully understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.