Egress windows are required windows that ensure your family’s safety from your home in case of fire as well as a point of access for emergency personnel. They are an important and essential feature for your home. If you add an egress window to your home you will reap
the following added benefits!
- Added Safety.
– According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “4,000 Americans die each year in fires, and over 20,000 are injured.” Egress windows help prevent these tragedies by providing proper escape routes. Having an egress window in every bedroom of your basement drastically increases your chance of survival during a fire.
- Added Value.
-Not only do Egress windows provide a safety route but are also required in any habituated area of your basement to qualify as a bedroom. According to our experts at WMGB Home Improvement “Basement and every sleeping room must have at least one operable emergency and rescue opening that will provide enough room for a fire fighter to enter through the window with all of their equipment.” That being said, bringing your home up to safety code and including the new windows in your overall square footage dramatically increases your home value for resale. A study done in Popular Mechanics magazine shows that with the addition of Egress windows you can recover 10 to 20 times your window installation cost when selling your home.
- Added Comfort.
– Egress windows noticeably brighten a normally dark and dingy basement. They provide an excellent source of natural light that cannot be provided from traditional basement windows. This opens your basement up to several new opportunities
- Added Design Aspect.
– Egress windows come in several different styles. They can give you the opprotunity you to create a lovely layered flower bed with our Bilco Egress model, or go for the stone look with our Rockwell model. WMGB Home Improvement can provide you with countless cost-effectve, attractive options. Visit our Gallery to see some creative ideas!
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