Basement Egress Windows
Basement egress windows must be added to this area of your home if you are thinking about finishing it. Local building codes state that egress windows must be installed to provide an easy way out of the basement in case an emergency crops up. For example, if there is a fire on the first floor of your home and you are in the basement, the safest way out for you will be out of the window. These windows will also allow in a lot of natural light during the day. This means that you can save a fortune on energy bills each month since you won't have to use so many lights in this area of your home to stop it from looking so dim.
The egress windows we install are really energy efficient, as well. This makes them unlike the standard glass block windows that are typically installed in basement environments. Our team of professional will quickly be able to get these windows set up for you so you and your family can reap their benefits. Also, if you already have existing windows in place, we can remove them and haul them off so you don't have to worry about doing this kind of work on your own. We will even clean up the work area when we are finished, and we will do our best not to track dirt through your home.
Basement Window Installation
When it comes to basement window installation, our team at The Basement Doctor will work fast to get the project completed. We have skilled and experienced installers on our team who will be able to address any questions or concerns that you have about our products.
The windows we install have the following features:
- Allows more natural light into basement
- Attractive earth tone color complements basement interior and blends with any architecture
- Satisfies Section 310.4 of UBC and the IRC 2000 Building Code for basement egress
- Easily added to existing home plans
- Provides planting space for visual enhancement
- Terraced step design aids emergency escape
- Ideal for new construction and remodeling
- Maintenance free and UV stabilized for long life
In addition to installing the windows themselves, we can also provide you with window wells and well covers for an additional charge. These products will help to keep the windows free of moisture intrusion, and the covers will stop children and pets from falling inside the well and getting hurt.
The molded polyethylene tiered sections are put together on site.
After sealing, a cedar facia offers a beautiful, finished look for your basement.
Pressure treated lumber shapes the header and frame for the double glazed single slide window.
The completed window is prepared for landscaping. This homeowner looks forward to the well lit increased living area and the perfect hothouse for beginning next years tomatoes.