High Quality Egress Windows
A basement egress window in a basement dramatically brightens an otherwise dark, dingy room, but it also has a more serious purpose. It’s large enough to offer a safe exit from the basement in the event of fire or other emergency. Adding an egress window is essential any time you remodel your basement to make a new bedroom, office or other living space.
Basement Egress Windows: If you have decided to finish to basement, or are considering renovating your basement, you will most likely find that your town requires the installation of basement egress windows. Most building codes, if not all mandate that egress windows be installed in order to provide an adequate escape route in an emergency situation, such as a fire. Besides adding safety and increasing your home's value, egress windows can greatly increase airflow and light, changing what was once a dark basement into a light, airy living space.
Egress means "to emerge" or "a path out." Egress windows are openings specifically designed to provide an escape route in an emergency. Local and national building code regulations define the specific minimum requirements for these windows to ensure that you can get out and rescue personnel such as police and firefighters can get in. Egress windows must meet these specifications, and are required to be installed in every habitable sleeping area such as bedrooms and basements.
Basement Egress Window Benefits:
Provides a safe escape from your house in case of an emergency
Provides firefighters a way in to rescue you and your loved ones
Allows additional sunlight to enter your house through the large opening
Egress windows can nearly double a living area when building codes are met
The sensory difference is outstanding once an egress window is installed
Increases the value of your home
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