Windows are able to make your basement more visually pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Gaithersburg are made to let more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer an escape in case of an emergency.
The main distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You are able to select from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Make certain that you completely understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.