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Basement Windows

Windows have the ability to make your basement more visually pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Annapolis are created to allow more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also give you a way to get out in case of an emergency.

The primary difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows have to be large enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You are able to pick from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make sure you fully 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 timeless look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Almost invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Unique, detailed frame profile
  • Sturdier and more durable than other vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features 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 attributes save energy
Encompass by Pella basement windows
Wood

Pella® Lifestyle Series

  • Outstanding sound control and energy efficiencyall at a good value
  • Choose features that match your home, like triple-pane glass, grille patterns and colors
  • Add our time-tested innovations, including integrated blinds, shades and security sensors
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated elements save energy

To hear more about basement/egress windows, stop by your neighborhood Pella® showroom or click below to arrange 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.