Basement Windows

Windows have the ability to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and boost safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Danville are built to let more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also give you an escape in case of an emergency.

The main differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You are able to choose from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Be sure you fully understand local building codes prior to purchasing basement windows.

Wood

Architect Series®

Wood

Designer Series®

Wood

Pella® 450 Series

  • Pella’s most popular styles, sizes, features and options
  • Distinct grille types for the look of distinct windowpanes
  • Competitively priced Pella® wood craftsmanship
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Fiberglass

Pella® Impervia® Series

  • Made from Duracast®— the strongest, most durable material available in windows2
  • Fantastic performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Almost invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Unique, detailed frame profile
  • Stronger and more durable than your usual vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Quality craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and designs to work with most budgets
  • Nearly maintenance-free vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy

To find out more about basement/egress windows, check out your nearby 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.