Windows are able to make your basement more visually pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Ketchum are built to let more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer a way out in case of an emergency.
The primary difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be large enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You’re able to choose from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Make certain that you fully understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.