When and Why You Should Install New Egress Casement Windows

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Curious if you need new windows? If your Wyoming, Grand Rapids, or Holland, Michigan home is on the older side, or if your windows are showing visible signs of wear, a window upgrade is probably in your future.

But how can you tell how much more mileage you can get out of your current windows, and which would be the best replacement windows for your home when the time comes? Is there more than one type of basement egress windows? WMGB Home Improvement is here to help answer your home window questions!

How To Know If You Need New Windows

In Michigan homes, windows need to be able to stand up to extreme temperatures, many different kinds of weather, and, ideally, look nice to help boost curb-appeal and property value. Your windows should be able to serve you for years without constant problems!

If you’re noticing any issues like these, chances are good that you might need new windows:

  • Cracked or broken window panes
  • High energy use
  • Rising heating and cooling bills
  • Sticky or hard-to-open windows
  • High humidity at home

Any of these symptoms can cause an inefficient and uncomfortable home. Fortunately, WMGB is here to help you upgrade! You can enjoy many benefits with new windows, including:

  • Greater comfort at home
  • Boosted efficiency
  • Improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Improved safety with egress windows
  • And more

What Are Egress Windows?

Egress windows are most commonly used in basements, as they are designed to serve as a quick and easy entrance or exit in case of emergency, especially in basements without any external access to the outside. They are required by code for bedrooms and other living spaces in your basement. 

WMGB offers casement egress windows with special operator arms that are not always included with similar windows and models, but are required by Michigan building code. This arm allows your casement window to open wider and give you more usable space in case of a need for an urgent exit.

Casement egress windows also offer safe operation with a smaller footprint than some other egress window varieties. This can be useful in tight spaces or concrete-walled basements, where enlarging the space in the wall to accommodate a larger window can be costly and time-consuming.

Why Choose Egress Casement Windows for Your Upgrade

Casement egress windows are an excellent option for Michigan homes—but not just for the basement! Egress windows can be just as attractive as regular windows while also improving the safety of your home on first and second floors! When pursuing home window replacement, WMGB offers many varieties of windows you can choose from to suit your home’s needs, your aesthetic preferences, and your budget. 

Added benefits of egress windows include impressively tight locks, which help maintain the security and efficiency of your home. They also come in a variety of configurations to help suit your preferences and needs.

Trust WMGB To Install the Best Windows for Your Home

WMGB has been installing new windows in Michigan homes since 1984. Our trained experts have the answers to your questions, whether they’re general, like those in our Windows FAQ, specific to your project, or about even more Important Things to Know About Egress Casement Windows. WMGB Home Improvement has you covered.

Improve the comfort and safety of your home with WMGB. Call 616-226-5558 or contact us online today!

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