Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Plattsburgh are made to allow more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also provide a way to get out in case of an emergency.

The biggest 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 make it out in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You’re able to pick from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make sure you totally 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, features and options
  • Distinctive grille types to provide the look of separate windowpanes
  • Competitively priced Pella® wood craftsmanship
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Fiberglass

Pella® Impervia® Series

  • Made from Duracast®— the strongest, most durable material you can get in windows2
  • Great performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

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

Encompass by Pella®

  • Superior craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and features to accommodate almost all budgets
  • Easy-to-care-for vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy

To learn more about basement/egress windows, check out your neighborhood 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.