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®

Wood

Designer Series®

Wood

Pella® 450 Series

  • Pella’s most popular styles, sizes, designs and options
  • Distinct grille types to provide the look of distinct windowpanes
  • Competitively priced Pella® wood craftsmanship
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
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
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
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

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.