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 North Carolina are built to permit more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also provide a way out in case of an emergency.

The main distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be large enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You can select from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Make certain that 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, details and options
  • Distinct grille types to provide 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 available in windows2
  • Fantastic performance
  • The timeless look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Nearly invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Unique, detailed frame profile
  • Stronger and more durable than typical vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

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

To hear more about basement/egress windows, visit your local 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.