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Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement more visually pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Westerly are made to let more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also offer a way to get out in case of an emergency.

The main differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must be made for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You are able to pick from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make sure you totally understand local building codes before you purchase basement windows.

Wood

Architect Series®

Architect Series basement windows in Florida home
Fiberglass

Pella® Impervia® Series

  • Made from Duracast®— the strongest, most durable material you can get in windows2
  • Excellent performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Almost invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Robust, detailed frame profile
  • Sturdier and more durable than your usual vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Pella 350 Series basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and features to fit almost all budgets
  • Low-maintenance vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Encompass by Pella basement windows
Wood

Pella® Lifestyle Series

  • Remarkable sound control and energy efficiencyall at a good value
  • Select features that work with your home, like triple-pane glass, grille patterns and colors
  • Add our time-tested innovations, including integrated blinds, shades and security sensors
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy

To learn more about basement/egress windows, stop by your nearby Pella® showroom or click below to arrange your free, in-home consultation.


 
1Based on data from research conducted by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at The University of Iowa.
2In testing performed in accordance with ASTM testing standards. Duracast® fiberglass composite from Pella has displayed superior performance in strength, ability to withstand heat and cold, and resistance to dents and scratches.