- Egress windows add safety and value to homes with basement living spaces.
- Egress windows are often required by code for basement rental units.
- Egress windows can installed in both new and older home constructions.
An egress window is a type of large window well that provides an alternative or emergency exit from below-ground rooms to the outside.
Egress windows are becoming more and more prevalent in newly constructed homes with living or recreational spaces in the basement. Additionally, egress windows can be installed in older homes built without an egress window.
Egress windows can be installed by converting an existing window or installing a brand new egress window well. There are also options of the type of window well, window, well cover, and exit method.
When installing an egress window, it is important that you also consider drainage and basement waterproofing. Because egress windows are purposed for below-ground rooms, they are susceptible to groundwater and basement waterproofing issues. In some cases, it may be necessary to add drainage or a sump pump to guard against issues during heavy rain and snow melts.
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Value Dry will inspect your foundation and offer our recommendations for egress window installation. We can answer any questions and provide an exact quote for your project.
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