Windows are able to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Fall River are built to allow more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also give you a way out in case of an emergency.
The main difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must be made for an average-sized person to make it out in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You can select from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Be sure you fully understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.