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Basement Windows

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

The biggest differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set up in building codes. You’re able to pick from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Be sure 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 quality look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Nearly invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Robust, detailed frame profile
  • Tougher and more durable than typical vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Pella 350 Series basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series

  • Exceptional sound control and energy efficiencyall at a good value
  • Select features that match 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 features limit energy use

To hear 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.