Windows are able to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Decatur let more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer a way out if there's an emergency. Pella® egress windows are offered as casement, sliding or double-hung windows.
The biggest difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You’re able to pick from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Make certain that you fully understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.