Windows have the ability to make your basement appear more pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Hingham are built to let more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that sit above ground. They also give you a way out in case of an emergency.
The primary difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You’re able to select from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Be sure you totally understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.