Egress windows, or escape windows, provide exactly that: a safe place to exit your basement in case of an emergency. By installing an egress window, you’re not only complying with many building regulations for your home (egress windows are required in basement bedrooms or any basement with a living space), but you’re also letting more light in and allowing for better air flow in that part of your house.
Will it fit into the decor of my home?
We know what you’re thinking: “boy, adding safety, light, and fresh air to my home seems great, but what if it’s ugly? Don’t you have to dig a big hole?” We get it. Lots of things that are safe are not stylish: although the masks are getting better! We’re here to tell you: you have complete customization power over the appearance of your egress window and well.
Do you want your well to look like beautiful textured rocks, so that rain water cascades down it, making you feel like you live in a majestic castle in the mountains? Do you want to look out your egress window to a warm and cozy wooden well, while you sit in a rocking chair with a good book and a strong cup of coffee, giving you all the cabin vibes? We can do that for you*!
*Book, coffee, and rocking chair not included*
What are the limits to customization?
We know while you were cooped up at home during quarantine you dreamt up some wild home improvement possibilities. There are some specific regulations in a custom egress window to keep things safe, like making sure the window and well are the proper size (9 ft²), and ensuring you have the right type of cover should you choose to put a cover on it (it’s gotta be strong enough to hold up Sasquatch if he pays a visit). As long as those tests are passed, you can get as specific with your customizations as your imagination wants! Just be sure to work with one of our professionals.
WMGB Home Improvement has been providing a wide variety of premium windows, including egress window options, to local residents since 1984. To get a free quote, call us at (616) 328-6625, or fill out this form here. We serve homeowners in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, MI, as well as the surrounding communities.