Windows can make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Idaho are built to let more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also give you a way to get out in case of an emergency.
The biggest distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must 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. Make sure you completely understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.