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Benefits of Having Egress Windows And What Makes Them Important
1. Egress windows help to boost the amount of sunlight that comes into your home
An underground basement usually lacks enough light to make the space usable for anything other than storage and laundry. Without outside light pouring in, you need to illuminate your basement with an artificial type of lighting, which is purely synthetic. However, it’s a healthier option to find a way to let natural light in. Remember, sunlight is essential in boosting our moods. The right solution is an egress window. The good thing about these types of window is that they allow a great amount of natural light into a normally dark basement. Plus, they have no side effects, allowing us to receive the required nutrients our bodies need to thrive. Another advantage is that it will help you to save on your energy bills.
2. Egress Windows Raise Your Home Value
Many homes have basements that have been converted to bedrooms. According to state regulations, windows must present in each habitable area of the home. Potential buyers want to make sure the basement passes inspection and includes a safe way to exit. When your building is compliant with local standards, you are more likely to get a better offer when you decide to sell. Egress windows also increase a house’s square footage. Plus, the house will have an appealing aesthetic aspect that makes the home look great to visitors. The bottom line is, sellers are likely to pay more for a house if egress windows have been installed.
3. Improves your family safety
Basements are some of the riskiest places in the home. Sometimes a fire can erupt from faulty electrical connections. Floods can also fill your basement. If you find yourself in need of an exit immediately, these windows are the best solution. They are designed in such a way that you can quickly exit the house by climbing out through the windows. A home without these types of windows becomes hazardous when trying to find an escape route. The emergency crews also use the egress during times of danger. Thus, evacuation is always on point, therefore an important thing to do when (re)designing a home.
4. Egress Windows help to keep your basement dry and comfortable
A comfortable place is important for the guests and people who live inside it. When egress windows are installed, ventilation in the house is always on point. This is because they allow clean air to circulate and enter through your living space. It is also essential because it helps your area to maintain a very consistent temperature. This air supply will be able to prevent some of the allergy-triggering mildew and mold from growing in your home and thus improving on safety.
When combined with window wells, the area of your home will be able to stay dry and cozy. It is, therefore, a prudent thing to consider hiring Toledo Basement Repair to do the work for you. Call us TODAY for a free estimate.
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.