Windows can make your basement more visually pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Denver are created to permit more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also provide an escape in case of an emergency.
The primary difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be made for an average-sized person to make it out in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You’re able to choose from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Make sure you fully understand local building codes before you purchase basement windows.