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Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement more visually pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Syracuse are made to allow more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also give you an escape in case of an emergency.

The primary differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be big enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You can choose from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Make certain that you completely 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
  • Great performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Virtually invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Well-built, detailed frame profile
  • Stronger and more durable than your usual vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Pella 350 Series basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent 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
Encompass by Pella basement windows

To find out more about basement/egress windows, visit your local 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.