As a matter of home safety, building codes require every home with a basement to have an egress window.
What Is an Egress Window?
An egress window is simply a window that provides access to your basement. Their primary purpose is to act as a route of escape or entry in case of an emergency. They also provide an entry point for emergency personally. These casements are also essential for any basement to keep your family safe and meet code requirement. They are usually paired along with an egress well attached with a ladder or non-slippery steps for easy access.
Why Do You Need An Egress Window in Your Basement?
Basements can be unsafe because they lack access an escape route in case of emergency. Egress windows provide much-needed security. In case of a house fire they provide an escape route and an entry route in a house fire. A house fire can spread very quickly in a home, leaving not even three minutes to escape safely.
These windows are especially important in a finished basement. Whether you’re using the space as an extra bedroom or a recreation room, having an escape plan is essential. If a fire occurs, family members can easily escape the basement quickly through the egress windows and wells.
Want more light? Egress windows allow an incredible amount of light in, especially in a basement. Most people tend to love seeing their basement filled with natural light, and thus they rely less on electrical energy during the day. You’ll be delighted by the beauty and utility cost savings an egress window can provide a home once installed.
Daylight provides one with many health benefits, including warding off seasonal depression, improving a healthy amount of sleep, and reducing the health risks caused by fluorescent light.
Style and Ventilation
Several egress window style options are available. They include in-swing single-hung windows, sliding windows, and also casement windows. All these windows offer stylish updates for your home, although they generally cannot be seen from the curb.
Basements have minimal space for windows. So, it is imperative to have an egress window that can provide adequate ventilation. Fresh air is a real treat in any basement. Not only is it good for your health and mood, but it can also help prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Avoid respiratory problems and triggering allergies by providing more ventilation in your basement living space..
Egress Window Installation
Toledo Basement Repair is your one-stop company for all your basement needs. We use the latest technology to give you permanent solutions to all your basement needs. We also offer a healthy basement certificate, offering you great confidence that your basement will stay dry.
We pride ourselves on our basement repairs and other services we provide homeowners in Toledo and the Northwest Ohio area. We handle issues ranging from water problems, crawl space waterproofing, sump pump, waterproofing solutions, installing basement egress, in-depth foundation repairs, and other foundation repairs.
Finally, we offer all our clients free estimates on any egress window installation an any other service we offer. Contact us soon to take advantage of our 10% off your next service offer.
Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve implemented step by step procedures aiming to ensure the health and safety of both employees and clients. We urge all our clients to abide by our extra safety precautions.
To get a glimpse of how Toledo Basement Repair can service your basement egress needs, you can access more information on our website https://toledobasementrepair.com/. You can call us at (419) 297-6138, where our friendly customer care team will be more than happy to assist you.
Kevin Oberhouse was raised in Toledo with 7 siblings. Dawn and Kevin have four kids.
The Oberhouse family lives in the house Kevin built when with his first crew. Kevin’s parents invited more than 100 foster children into their home throughout his life. Kevin believes this part of his life really helped to build empathy for others.
Kevin has a degree in civil engineering and went on to get an MBA as well as multiple other certifications in structural systems, egress systems, air quality, and commercial and residential roofing, among many others.
Toledo Basement Repairs promises to treat you and your project with respect and our best professional judgment. There is plenty of work out there and Toledo Basement Repair will not push you into a system that you do not fully understand or feel comfortable with.