Basement Egress Window Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I want or need an Egress Window?
Egress windows let a lot of light into the basement
Egress windows turn any basement room into a legal bedroom
Egress windows protect your family by having a secondary fire escape
Egress windows increase your property value
Egress windows create a more enjoyable living space without the feeling
of being 'in an enclosed basement'
Will all your equipment tear up my yard?
NO. We hand dig the egress window area, and place plastic down to protect
your yard and landscape.
Can I put an egress window where there isn't an existing window?
YES. Put a window wherever you prefer. Your options are not limited to
only enlarging existing non-egress windows.
Will the project be completed to current code?
YES. The entire project will be completed to the
International Residential Code (IRC) 2000
Are permits required?
YES, Most permits are generally less than $100, and only require a final
inspection by the village inspector.
How long does this take?
The egress window installation is generally a 1 day project.
Does this make a big mess?
NO, we hand dig the site without bringing in heavy equipment. Cutting
the wall will be done from the exterior, to minimize dust inside the basement.