Windows are able to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Decatur are built to allow more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also give you an escape in case of an emergency.
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 get out in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You’re able to pick from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make certain that you fully understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.