Egress Windows


Egress addes value and safety to your home. Before you decide to add them, consider the following:

Advantages:
  • Having an egress window allows you to add that living space to the calculations of your home's overall square footage. This, in turn, increases the value of your home.
  • According to Popular Mechanics magazine, the value added could be as much as 10 times you spend on installation costs.
  • Egress windows allow added emergency escape routes.
  • Added sunlight to living space savces you energy costs over the long term.
  • Extra ventilation improves air quality.
Considerations:
  • It needs to be done to code.
  • If not done correctly, it could direct water into your basement.
  • Installations may cause a little bit of dust.
  • The excavation needed may cause some landscape disturbance.
  • It is a difficult undertaking and should only be done by professionals.
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