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Basement Windows

Windows have the ability to make your basement appear more pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Eau Claire let more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also provide a way out if there's an emergency. Pella® egress windows are available as casement, sliding or double-hung windows.

The main distinction 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 can pick from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Be sure 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 available in windows2
  • Great performance
  • The quality look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and designs to fit most budgets
  • Easy-to-care-for vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Encompass by Pella basement windows
Wood

Pella® Lifestyle Series

  • Remarkable sound regulation and energy efficiencyall at a good value
  • Pick features that match 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 elements save energy

To hear more about basement/egress windows, stop by your Pella® of Eau Claire showroom or get a quote for your project now.


 
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.