Windows are able to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Jackson are created to allow more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that sit above ground. They also give you an escape in case of an emergency.
The primary distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must be made for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You’re able to select from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Be sure you completely understand local building codes before you purchase basement windows.