Windows can make your basement more visually pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Edmonton are created to let more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also provide a way to get 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 make it out in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You’re able to select from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Be sure you fully understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.