Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement appear more pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Baltimore are built to allow more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also offer an escape in case of an emergency.

The biggest difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be big enough for an average-sized person to make it out in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You are able to select from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Be sure you fully understand local building codes before your purchase of basement windows.

Wood

Architect Series®

Wood

Designer Series®

Wood

Pella® 450 Series

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

Pella® Impervia® Series

  • Made from Duracast®— the strongest, most durable material you can have in windows2
  • Excellent performance
  • The timeless look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

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

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and options to fit the majority of budgets
  • Low-maintenance vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy

To find out more about basement/egress windows, stop by your neighborhood Pella® showroom or click below to schedule 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.