Windows have the ability to make your basement more visually pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Baton Rouge are built to allow more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also provide a way out in case of an emergency.
The biggest difference 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 set forth in building codes. You’re able to choose from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Be sure you totally understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.