Benefits of Adding Egress Windows to Your Basement

Looking down on egress window on side of home with well around window.

It’s true that the addition of egress windows increases the value and curb appeal of your home, but there are even more important reasons to consider installing egress windows in your basement.

First of all, what is an egress window? The word egress is defined as the action of going out of or leaving a place. This is exactly what an egress window provides—an easy way out. This function of an egress window is why they dramatically increase the safety of you and your loved ones.

Many egress windows designed for the basement also include an egress well with an attached ladder or steps for an easy escape in case of emergencies. Not only does an egress window provide an easy way out of your home as part of a proper escape plan, they also provide an obvious entry point into your home for emergency personnel when there’s a need to get to your loved ones quickly.

It’s About More Than Safety

Another benefit of adding egress windows is greater comfort. Due to their size and design, egress windows allow more light into your basement bedrooms and living spaces. This additional light not only increases your comfort, but can also potentially reduce the growth of mildew and other contaminates in your basement.

Unlike many other upgrades, new egress windows are also a low-maintenance addition to your home. Most egress windows are made of durable material and will exhibit exceptional weathering capabilities for years to come.

Egress windows can also save you from having to spend money on repairs in the future. They do this by protecting your basement against water damage. Egress windows work to drain rainwater and melting snow away from your home; which could otherwise seep into your basement.

Consider All Aspects of Adding Egress Windows

There is a lot to think about when adding egress windows. Depending on your choice of window, number of windows, and design of the well, this is not an easy task to take on by yourself. You will want to be guided by a local company with experience in all elements of adding egress windows when making these decisions.

Another important factor to consider when adding egress windows is your local building codes. Fortunately, the pros at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing are well educated in Chesterfield building codes and codes throughout southeast Michigan. We are your complete egress window provider. Give us a call at (586) 776-7270 or use our online form to receive a free estimate. Your future egress window project will be in good hands with us!