Windows can make your basement appear more pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Des Moines are created to let more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that sit above ground. They also give you a way to get out in case of an emergency.
The primary difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have 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 correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Be sure you fully understand local building codes before you purchase basement windows.