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Basement Windows

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

The main difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be made for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You can choose from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make certain that you totally understand local building codes before your purchase of 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 get in windows2
  • Excellent performance
  • The classy 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
  • Robust, detailed frame profile
  • Sturdier and more durable than typical vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Pella 350 Series basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Superior craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and options to accommodate almost all budgets
  • Low-maintenance vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Encompass by Pella basement windows
Wood

Pella® Lifestyle Series

  • Exceptional sound management and energy efficiencyall at a great value
  • Pick 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 innovations limit energy use

To learn more about basement/egress windows, visit your local Pella® showroom or click below to set up 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.