Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement appear more pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Des Moines are created to let more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that sit above ground. They also give you a way to get out in case of an emergency.

The primary difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You’re able to pick from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Be sure you fully understand local building codes before you purchase basement windows.

Wood

Architect Series®

Wood

Designer Series®

Wood

Pella® 450 Series

  • Pella’s most popular styles, sizes, designs and options
  • Distinctive grille types for 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 timeless look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

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

Encompass by Pella®

  • Quality craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and features 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 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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