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Best Egress Windows in Grand Rapids

An egress window is required in precise places in a house. It is designed to serve as an emergency exit. Windows have to satisfy particular requirements, including size, to pass as an egress window. For egress windows in Grand Rapids MI, trust the experts at WMGB Home Improvement. We have been installing windows for over 30 years and have earned a reputation for providing superior service and excellent products.

Best Egress Windows

All homes need reliable ways to enter and exit in the event that an emergency arises. For most, this means simply maintaining easy access to the front and back door. However, it’s possible to give yourself even more options in order to create a safer environment via egress windows. Installing an egress window isn’t as simple as just fitting one on your home, though; there are industry standards that must be met.

Egress Window Basics

What exactly is an egress window? Simply put, it’s a window large enough to pass through. It’s designed to allow easy exits by those living in the home and easy entrance for rescue specialists during an emergency. They are generally required for every bedroom in a house and homes with basement areas and include a combination of steps, ladders, and wells to make using the window as easy as possible when required. The windows themselves come in many forms, ranging from simple casement windows to sliding or in-swinging options, but all of them must meet specific standards in regard to width, height, and ease of access to pass modern regulation laws.

Egress Window Benefits

When you invest in egress window installation, you’re choosing to comply with building regulations for certain spaces, which is something every home must do. However, there’s so much more to this upgrade than mere compliance, especially when you choose to work with a professional team that can help you select the ideal placement. Some of the great benefits you’ll experience in any room with egress windows include:

  • Better lighting
  • Increased airflow
  • Customizability

These are all great benefits, but none of them are as prominent as the overall boost to safety that these additions bring to your home year-round. By ensuring your home is as safe as possible, you’re investing in peace of mind that simply can’t be matched, and that is crucial to love the home you’re in.

Egress Window Style

The absolute customizability of egress windows is one of their best features. As long as you work with a professional to follow the regulations regarding egress window replacement, you can be as specific as you’d like with its design. This includes the well, stairs, or ladder outside the window, too, allowing you to complete your home’s safety measures without sacrificing the look of your home, either inside or out. Choose from casement, in-swinging, or even sliding windows and pair your choice with complex rock-textured wells or wooden wells of your choice to create a look unlike any other. 

Egress Window Requirements

Egress windows are required in every bedroom and in basements with a living area because they ensure your family’s safety with a proper escape system. Our Holland egress windows installers make sure that they are meeting the requirements of the local building codes by properly installing the window or well system. Some benefits of egress windows include:

  • Added visual enhancement with landscaping
  • Maintenance-free high-density polyethylene construction
  • Available in a number of sizes
  • Increased amount of natural daylight into the room
  • Enhanced home value

Basements and every sleeping room must have at least one operable emergency and rescue opening that will provide enough room for a firefighter to enter through the window with all of their equipment.

Window Wells

A cut is made through the basement wall during installation. It might be necessary for outside excavation to produce a large enough opening for the window well. Once the window opening has been made, you can have the window well customized to your liking. Window wells can be closed with screens as long as the opening height and width of the cover or screen meets that of the egress window itself when open. The screens must be releasable or removable from the interior without needing a tool, key or using strength greater than what is required to normally open the egress window.

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When you need a certified basement egress window installation professional in Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Holland, Kalamazoo and anywhere in West Michigan you can rely on WMGB Home Improvement. Contact us at 616-205-9568 for more details or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You can also use our convenient online request form.

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Jason Hoek
Jason Hoek
2024-07-15
They did a great job installing the new windows.
Mechelle Schneider
Mechelle Schneider
2024-07-13
I had one problem window in my basement where the previous homeowner framed below ground level with wood.it created water leaking into my basement. After a recommendation from my daughter, I called and booked with WMGB. Because of their pricing special I replaced all my basement windows. The fellows who did the work were polite, friendly, hardworking. Anytime I contacted the office, the staff was also good to work with. The new windows are beautiful.
Jason Ballou
Jason Ballou
2024-07-11
I was pleased with the sales visit and quote process. Much of it was done through pictures and ipad before I had arrived, given our phone discusssion of the desired work. Price was relatively good, so I went forward with the job. Job turned out as expected. Work was efficient and no hang-ups along the way. The only thing is, I had an entire day window for the job, which was fine, but I would have appreciated a call when I was next, or someone was on the way. Nice to have that heads up, especially while I was working regardless. Also, I'd like to see the installers have a badge, a company shirt and vehicle, and to introduce themselves by name. It just comes off as more professional, as opposed to a plain-clothed person with an unmarked vehicle and no ID arriving at the door. Again though, project outcome and price were great.
Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones
2024-07-09
Best prices on glass block windows in town! Brandon came in, got straight to work, and had four windows completely installed within around three hours. I highly recommend WMGB for any of your window and glass block needs!
john Krohn
john Krohn
2024-06-26
My new glass block looks great. Brandon and Mark did a great job. They ran into an unforseen issue but were quick on their feet and came up with a mitigation plan, then proceeded to hit it out of the park. Very professional. Thanks for the great job!
Jack Tunge
Jack Tunge
2024-06-24
Great service, responsiveness and price. Overall very satisfied and would highly recommend.
Tom Taylor
Tom Taylor
2024-06-24
WMGB provides an excellent customer service, sales and installation experience. We had 2 basement windows replaced, the WMGB team was very professional, efficient and quick to finish the work in a timely manner! Really great folks to work with!!
Amy Foerster
Amy Foerster
2024-06-21
Knowledge and excellent customer service. Excellent product and installation. I highly recommend WMGB.
Martin Collins
Martin Collins
2024-06-16
Great people Great products Rest value Great workmanship
David W
David W
2024-06-14
Excellent work. The entire experience could not have been better, from the estimate to the installation. Great company to work with and highly recommended.

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