Egress Window Installation

Learn about Egress Window Code Requirements and get window style ideas for these sometimes difficult-to-fit openings.

What Are Egress Windows

Basements and sleeping rooms below the fourth story of a house must have at least one “emergency escape and rescue opening,” according to the International Building Code (IRC). This could be a skylight or patio door, but more often than not it is an Egress window. Egress windows must be large enough for you to escape as well as for emergency personnel to enter. If you need a contractor for your Egress window installation, contact Green Eco Solutions.

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Benefits of Egress Window

  • Egress windows let natural light into your basement, transforming a dark space into a well-lit and usable space ready for future improvements.
  • Egress windows also help to ensure the safety of a property by providing an escape route in the event of a fire. Every room in the basement has an egress window, ensuring that everyone in the house has access to a safe exit at all times.
  • If you want to increase the value of your home, an egress window is a must-have. It not only adds value in the event of a home sale, but it also has a good chance of increasing the square footage of your home because it adds an extra bedroom.
  • Egress windows are sturdy, long-lasting, and require little upkeep.

Beauty, Functionality, and enhanced Views

Not only do Egress Windows provide an escape route, but these windows eliminate the “dungeon feeling” that many, if not most, basements have. Even finished basements can have stale air and rely heavily on artificial lighting. With Egress Windows, you can reclaim your basement space with natural light!

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Where To Install Egress Windows?

Stairs may become blocked or damaged during a fire. To avoid such perilous situations the IRC requires a safe means of egress in all basements that are partially or entirely used as living space. Even if you do not have somebody living in the basement, Egress Windows are a great additional escape route in the event the upstairs emergency exits are compromised.

Start Now With A Free Egress Window Replacement Estimate!

Make sure you understand the rules of Egress Windows when building new or remodeling. The extra time and money will ensure that your house is code-compliant and that your family is safe in an emergency. Or call Green Eco Solutions at 1-610-798-1498 today for a free estimate and expert home remodeler put onto your job.

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