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Basement Windows

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

The biggest differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must be big enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements set forth in building codes. You’re able to select from correctly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make sure you fully understand local building codes before you purchase 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®

  • Quality craftsmanship backed by Pella
  • Styles and options to accommodate 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

  • Exceptional sound control and energy efficiencyall at a terrific value
  • Select 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 innovations conserve energy

To hear more about basement/egress windows, visit your Pella® of Vancouver showroom or request a quote for your project today.


 
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.