EGRESS WINDOWS

What are Egress Windows?

An Egress Window is a window large enough for an exit in case of an emergency, as defined by the 2018 International Residential Code Chapter R310. An installation of an Egress Window is required when turning your basement into a livable space in order to comply with local building codes.

Many towns have specific measurements that must be met, so it will be necessary to contact your local building-codes office in order to find out exactly what size window you must install in your basement.

 

 

Adam Basement does not install standard, hopper, or awning windows. The window well cover you may see in some images are sold as a part of the Egress Window Installation package.  These are not sold or installed separately.

 

Function

Egress Windows are designed to provide a safe escape route in the event of an emergency such as a fire. Egress Windows come in as many varieties as typical windows, with as many different levels of quality and insulation, depending on the manufacturer. But all egress windows are designed to provide a safe escape route in the event of emergency.

Most often, they provide about 6 square feet of a rectangular window surface. Check with the manufacturer to see if there is any question of whether a particular window is suitable to be used as an egress window.

Many towns have specific measurements that must be met, so it will be necessary to contact your local building-codes office in order to find out exactly what size window you must install in your basement.

 

Installation Process

​Our Egress Window installation process takes approximately 1-2 days.

Adam Basement uses Bilco StakWels which function as a ladder for easy escape.  The Egress Window Well includes the StakWels, a slider window and window well cover. Adam Basement always makes sure to follow code when installing the Egress. The most recent code is the 2018 International Code Chapter R310. Following code means adhering to the requirements imposed by your local county, city or town which also ensures the inspection will pass. Adam Basement has never failed an inspection. The process includes digging a hole and breaking apart the foundation to install the window.   

 

 

 

 

Why Choose Us?

When it comes to picking the most reliable basement Egress Window contractor, our track record, customer reviews, experience, and professionalism show that Adam Basement should be your first choice.

 

In addition to being licensed, insured, and of course, code-compliant, we take pride in utilizing the highest quality windows and doors. Ensuring years of use, durability, and worry-free maintenance.

 

Adding basement Egress Windows not only ensures the safety of your loved ones, but also offer an element of functionality and form (beauty) to your basement.

Considering turning your basement into a playroom, a home office, a workout space, or a lounge room? Basement Egress Windows are a must have. Our service includes all of the latest components and features including integrated stepladders and lightweight well covers. Whether you plan to sell your home or stay in it for years, finishing a basement can be one of the best ways to renovate and improve your home. 

Did you know that you are legally required to have a Basement Egress Window if you plan to use the basement as living space?

While local laws vary, here is an internationally recognized residential code that many local statutes are based on

Special note:

Once you make the decision for us to install your Egress, we will need to obtain a mortgage survey or plot plan from you.  A mortgage survey or plot plan is a drawing usually found with your mortgage paperwork.  This drawing shows property lines and a schematic of the home and surrounding areas within your property line. If you do not have one in your possession, we can help obtain that for you.

 

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