Basement Windows

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

The biggest difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be made for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You can select from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make certain that you fully understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.

Wood

Architect Series®

Wood

Designer Series®

Wood

Pella® 450 Series

  • Pella’s most popular styles, sizes, features and options
  • Distinct grille types to give you the look of separate windowpanes
  • Competitively priced Pella® wood craftsmanship
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Fiberglass

Pella® Impervia® Series

  • Made from Duracast®— the strongest, most durable material available in windows2
  • Fantastic performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Almost invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Robust, detailed frame profile
  • Tougher and more durable than your usual vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and features to fit most budgets
  • Nearly maintenance-free vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy

To hear more about basement/egress windows, stop by your nearby Pella® showroom or click below to set up 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.
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