Windows are able to make your basement more visually pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Ketchum are built to let more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also provide an escape in case of an emergency.
The main differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be large enough for an average-sized person to escape through 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 add basement windows. Make certain that you fully understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.