Windows have the ability to make your basement appear more pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Kelowna are created to allow more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer an escape in case of an emergency.
The primary difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be made for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You can select from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Make sure you totally understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.