Windows have the ability to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Danville allow more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also provide an escape if there's an emergency. Pella® egress windows are available as casement, sliding or double-hung windows.
The main difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be large enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You are able to choose from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Be sure you fully understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.