Basement Windows

Windows are able to make your basement more visually pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes known as "egress windows," from Pella of Ketchum are built to let more light into underground rooms than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer a way out in case of an emergency.

The primary difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be large enough for an average-sized person to get out in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You’re able to choose from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you add basement windows. Make certain that 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, features and options
  • Distinct grille types to give you the look of separate windowpanes
  • Competitively priced Pella® wood craftsmanship
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Fiberglass

Pella® Impervia® Series

  • Made from Duracast®— the strongest, most durable material available in windows2
  • Great performance
  • The quality look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Nearly invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Well-built, detailed frame profile
  • Tougher and more durable than typical vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated attributes save energy
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and features to accommodate most budgets
  • Easy-to-care-for vinyl frames—no more painting!
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy

To learn more about basement/egress windows, check out 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.