Egress windows are designed to be large enough for an adult to climb in or out of as an escape route in case of an emergency. The entire openable area must be 5.7 square feet. They serve their purpose as a window, but also act as an exit. Below are some other advantages of an egress window for your home.
Advantages of Egress Windows:
- Safety– Egress windows provide an escape route in case of an emergency. It can also allow emergency personal an access point.
- Daylight– Egress windows can turn a dark room into a well lit and functional area. They are large enough to allow a generous amount of daylight, which is especially helpful in basements.
- Ventilation– Installing an egress window can provide adequate ventilation which is beneficial for fresh air in your below-grade area.
- Increase Value of Home- Egress windows can increase the value of your home by adding extra square footage. Although it may seem like a high initial investment, by increasing the square footage of your livable space, it allows you the chance to get that money back if you ever sell.
If you are interested in receiving a quote to have an egress window installed in your home, contact our office today and we can set up an appointment with one of our experienced team members to come assess your needs!