Windows have the ability to make your basement appear more pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of El Paso are built to let more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also give you a way out in case of an emergency.
The biggest differentiator 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 set up in building codes. You’re able to pick from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Be sure you completely understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.