Basement Windows

Windows are able to make your basement more visually pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Gaithersburg are made to let more light into underground spaces 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 must be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You are able to select from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Make certain that you completely 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 for 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 available in windows2
  • Fantastic performance
  • The quality look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

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

Encompass by Pella®

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

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