Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement more visually pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Northern Virginia are built to let more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put 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 must be made for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You are able to select 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®

Wood

Designer Series®

Wood

Pella® 450 Series

  • Pella’s most popular styles, sizes, designs and options
  • Unique grille types to give you the look of distinct 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 have in windows2
  • Great performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Nearly invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Well-built, detailed frame profile
  • Tougher and more durable than typical vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and designs to accommodate the majority of budgets
  • Easy-to-care-for vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy

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.