Windows can make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Plattsburgh are made to allow more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also provide 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 are required to be large enough for an average-sized person to make it out 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 totally understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.