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Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement appear more pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Hunt Valley are built to let more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also give you an escape in case of an emergency.

The primary differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be made for an average-sized person to make it out in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You are able to select from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make certain that you fully understand local building codes before you purchase basement windows.

Wood

Architect Series®

Architect Series basement windows in Florida home
Fiberglass

Pella® Impervia® Series

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

Pella® 350 Series

  • Virtually invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Well-built, detailed frame profile
  • Stronger and more durable than other vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Pella 350 Series basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series

  • Outstanding sound control and energy efficiencyall at a great value
  • Select features that work with your home, like triple-pane glass, grille patterns and colors
  • Enhance your windows with our time-tested innovations, including integrated blinds, shades and security sensors
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features limit energy use

To hear 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.