Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement more visually pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Beltsville are made to permit more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also give you a way to get out in case of an emergency.

The primary differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You are able to select from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make sure you totally 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, details and options
  • Unique grille types for 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
  • Fantastic performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Nearly invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Well-built, detailed frame profile
  • Stronger and more durable than other vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

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

To find out more about basement/egress windows, visit your neighborhood 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.