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Basement Windows

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

The biggest differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must be big enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You can select from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Make sure you totally understand local building codes before you purchase 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 have in windows2
  • Excellent performance
  • The quality look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

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

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and options to fit the majority of budgets
  • Low-maintenance vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Encompass by Pella basement windows

To hear more about basement/egress windows, stop by 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.