Windows have the ability to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Salt Lake City are built to allow more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer a way to get out in case of an emergency.
The main distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must be large enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You can pick from appropriately 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.