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Basement Windows

Windows are able to make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and improve safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Decatur let more light into underground spaces than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer a way out if there's an emergency. Pella® egress windows are offered as casement, sliding or double-hung windows.

The biggest difference between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You’re able to pick from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you install basement windows. Make certain that you fully understand local building codes prior to purchasing 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 features save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

  • Excellent craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and options to work with 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

  • Outstanding sound management and energy efficiencyall at a good value
  • Select features that fit your home, like triple-pane glass, grille patterns and colors
  • Upgrade your windows with our time-tested innovations, including integrated blinds, shades and security sensors
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated innovations conserve energy

To hear more about basement/egress windows, visit your Pella® of Decatur showroom or get a quote for your project now.


 
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.