When you think of basements, windows are usually the last things that come to your mind. What most homeowners don’t know is that basement windows actually make for good egress windows in case of an emergency.
With that in mind, here are the window styles you can install in your basement.
Casement Windows – Casement windows are the window types that take up the smallest amount of wall space in your home while managing to fulfill the egress requirements. They typically have a crank at the bottom that allows you to open or close the window whenever you want, allowing for an easy entrance or exit if needed. It’s best to hire professionals like experts from West Michigan Glass Block to do the installation for you.
Sliding Windows – Another popular choice for egress windows is the sliding window. This is because it doesn’t require any complicated cranks to open and only needs to be moved to the side for a quick exit. It also complies to most fire and building codes.
Hopper Windows – The most commonly used windows for basements, this window style opens by tilting the sash inward. Thanks to its affordability and many size options, it’s one of the most popular emergency windows homeowners choose.
Double-Hung Windows – Surprisingly, a double-hung window can be used as an emergency window for your basement. You can customize it by having it open inward so you can have ease of access in an emergency situation.
If you have plans of getting egress windows installed in your basement, turn to WMGB Home Improvement for your window installation needs. We are your leading provider of home insulation and window installation services. Give us a call at (616) 328-6625, or fill out our contact form to send us a message or get a free quote. We serve clients in Grand Rapids and Lansing, MI.