Windows have the ability to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Peoria are created to allow more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer a way out 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 get out in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You can select from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Be sure you completely understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.