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Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement appear more pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Eau Claire are made to let more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer an escape in case of an emergency.

The main distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be large enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You can pick from appropriately 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

Pella® 350 Series

  • Almost invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Robust, detailed frame profile
  • Tougher and more durable than your usual vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Pella 350 Series basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

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

To hear more about basement/egress windows, visit your nearby Pella® showroom or click below to arrange 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.