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Basement Windows

Windows can make your basement more aesthetically pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes called "egress windows," from Pella of Roanoke are made to permit more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are added above ground. They also offer a way out in case of an emergency.

The biggest 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 outlined in building codes. You are able to select from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make sure 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 available in windows2
  • Excellent performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Virtually invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Robust, detailed frame profile
  • Stronger and more durable than typical vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Pella 350 Series basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

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

To find out more about basement/egress windows, visit 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.