The basement can often be a dreary place in the home, because it is much more difficult to implement light into this space. Natural light is vital to allow a room to feel happier, more cheerful, and more comfortable. There are multiple ways to add light to the basement and the ideal method for you will depend on your specific situation.
Egress windows are commonly used in basement bedrooms. Building codes require any bedroom within the home to have 2 potential exits in case of an emergency. Egress windows are able to serve as one of these exits. These windows are not limited to use in the bedroom and they can add a significant amount of light to other areas in the basement. They allow more light into the space than half windows and can allow your basement to be safer, as well.
Half windows are the windows that are installed above the foundation of the home. These windows are much smaller than traditional windows, but they are easier to install in a basement than alternative window options.
There are several other methods that can be used to increase the amount of light that is allowed to enter the basement. Solar tubes are essentially metal pipes that help to redirect light into the basement. These tubes can add light into the basement, but they don’t allow external visuals. Mirrors can also be used to redirect light throughout the room, which can create the appearance of more light within the area.
Adding light to the basement can be a significant undertaking, but it can significantly increase the comfort level of your basement space. There are many options for adding light to the basement. To learn more about the best ways to add light to your basement space, contact us at Peak Windows today!