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Basement Windows

Windows have the ability to make your basement more visually pleasing and offer added safety. Large basement windows, sometimes referred to as "egress windows," from Pella of Tysons Corner are built to allow more light into underground areas than the older, smaller, rectangular windows that are put above ground. They also give you a way to get out in case of an emergency.

The biggest distinction between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows must be large enough for an average-sized person to escape through in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You are able to pick from appropriately sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Make certain that you totally understand local building codes before your purchase of 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
  • Fantastic performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Pella® 350 Series

  • Virtually invisible, exclusive SmoothSeam welded corners
  • Well-built, detailed frame profile
  • Tougher and more durable than other vinyl windows
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated features save energy
Pella 350 Series basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series

  • Exceptional sound control and energy efficiencyall at a good 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 elements conserve energy

To hear more about basement/egress windows, visit your local Pella® showroom or click below to set up 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.