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Basement Windows

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

The primary differentiator between basement, or egress, windows and standard windows is that basement windows are required to be large enough for an average-sized person to make it out in order to meet safety requirements outlined in building codes. You are able to pick from properly sized casement, sliding or double-hung windows when you put in basement windows. Be sure you fully 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
  • Excellent performance
  • The classy look of a painted wood window
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated options save energy
Pella Impervia sliding basement window
Vinyl

Encompass by Pella®

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series

  • Remarkable sound control and energy efficiencyall at a great value
  • Choose 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 features conserve energy

To learn more about basement/egress windows, check out your Pella® of Terre Haute 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.