Windows are able to make your basement appear more pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Bloomington are built to permit more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also provide a way out in case of an emergency.
The main distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be big enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You’re able to choose from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Be sure you completely understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.