Energy Star basement windows

In-swing Basement Windows

Window Well Experts offers customizable basement windows that can be installed at new construction or used for replacements. The products are rated by Energy Star.

The sash and screen are inside the frame for a one-step basement window installation. The great advantage to In-Swing Windows is that they swing into the home, so they cannot be impeded by any obstruction in a window well, like ice and snow. In addition, our windows have a full and nominal 8″ frame depth that provides a fast, hassle-free installation.

The patented design allows the header, sill, and jamb pieces to be removed, reversed, and replaced to adapt the installation to any situation easily. In addition, sashes are easily removable when not locked, allowing a wide, clear opening to move material through during construction.

Also, they do not subtract from the egress well square footage and compromise your ability to comply with local codes.

Basement Windows Styles

Select the Best Basement Window Type to Match Your Window Well Cover

If you are interested in renovating a basement, you must think of the windows as one of the most important parts of your project. The impact they have on the entire appearance of the room is vital.

Moreover, old basement windows can be causing a variety of inconveniences and significant problems to all homeowners:

  1. Difficult to manage. Usually, the frames of the old windows are covered with rust or rotted, which makes them extremely difficult to open.
  2. Poor energy performance. The standard old types of windows are single-pane, which allows the cold air in the underground space. Replacing with new windows can improve insulation for your home and bring energy bills down. 
  3. Basement filling with water. One of the most common problems caused by single-pane glass basement windows is that they cannot hold the water, which causes leaks between the window frame and the rough opening.

If you are looking to replace your old windows or install basement windows in a new home, browse through the options below.

For a personal consultation with our sales team, call 1-888-650-9355.

Types of Basement Windows


Slider Basement Windows

This is a very common style of window that slides open horizontally from either left or right. Depending on the size of this window, it could be used for emergency exit. This is also known as a horizontal single-hung window.


Casement / Crank Basement Windows

These windows come in either 1 panel or 2 panel designs and hinge from either the left or right. Many windows in this style have a crank handle to easily open the window from the inside.


Awning Basement Windows

This style of window hinges at the top, and the window panel goes outward from the house. Perfect for allowing airflow into your basement with protection on a rainy day.


Hopper Basement Windows

The Hopper Window hinges at the bottom and typically hinges inward into the basement. Great for allowing a little extra airflow and light into the basement.


Double Hung Windows

This basement window consists of 2 panels that independently slide horizontally or vertically, creating an opening on both sides of the window.


Fixed Basement Windows

This basement window does not open, hinge, or slide. Like Glass Block Windows, it is fixed in place and does not allow for means of egress.


Single Hung Windows

Another very popular style of a basement window is the Single Hung window. These windows have 2 panels, one is stationary, and the other slides up and down vertically.

Before purchasing a window well cover, reach out to our sales team and discuss the type of window your well has if the window is located above the well.

Depending on the type, our expert will be able to suggest different styles and shapes of covers. In addition, upon request, different accessories like hinges, vents, locks, or top covers can be accommodated.

Ready to speak with an expert? When filling out the free estimate form to get your cover, be sure to select the correct style of basement window to get an accurate quote and the perfect cover for your situation!

Not sure what type of basement window you have? No worries, we’re here to help! Feel free to call us at 1-888-650-9355 or contact us online.

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What is an Egress Compliant In-swing Basement Window?

An egress window is intended to provide an emergency escape or rescue opening. Those are especially required if the basement is used for living space – bedroom, office, playroom, etc.


  • Meets Uniform Building Code for Egress.
  • Thickness.
    • Available in full and nominal wall thickness.  (attach 2″ extension for 10″ wall)
  • Easy to operate.
    • Welded sash with powder-coated handles for ease of operation
  • Sizes.
    • Available in standard and custom sizes.
  • Fully braced with temporary wood bracing and fully wrapped with plastic film.
  • All Vinyl frames are maintenance-free.
  • Energy-saving.
    • 3/4″ insulated Low-E glass for added thermal efficiency
  • Protection.
    • Sash is double-weather-stripped to protect from outside weather infiltration.

Custom sizes are available upon request

Specs for CW-2745 Basement Window

  • Net Clear Opening for 27 x 45″*:     20-1/8″ x 40-7/8″ high (5.71 sq. ft.)
  • Net Clear Glass Area for 27 x 45:   20-3/8 x 38-3/8′ high  (5.43 sq. ft.)
  • *One sash opened in the normal inward operating position.

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Basement Slider Windows

Basement slider windows have sashes and frames that are wept for superior water drainage to the outside. The half screen is removable from the inside.

  • Available in full and nominal wall thickness (8″, 10″, and 12″ walls–no pouring bucks)
  • All vinyl frame is maintenance-free–no painting or rusting
  • The window is poly-wrapped before pour to prevent any concrete from getting on it
  • Sashes are removable from the inside
  • Reversible is poured incorrectly.  Header jamb and sill parts snap-in for correction
  • 3/4″ insulated Low-E glass is standard u-value of 0.37
  • Sashes are double weather-stripped to protect from outside weather infiltration
  • Available in the following sizes: SW4848, SW5142, and SW6048 are Egress sizes.

Have a leaky basement window?

We can help you find the right product to fix your leaky basement window woes. Many of our customers were having a ton of issues with water seeping in through the seams, their newly installed double slider basement window fixed their leak issue and helped waterproof their basement.

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