Does your family have an escape plan should an emergency event such as a fire occur inside your home? When it comes to your basement, installing egress windows provides homeowners with a wide variety of advantages including added safety. Our team at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing is excited to share four advantages of installing egress windows for your home.
Many deaths and injuries tied to a traumatic event that occurs inside a home, such as a fire, could have been avoided had egress windows been installed in the home. What is an egress window, you may ask? Well, this type of window is designed specifically to serve as an escape route in the basement of your home. This not only provides you with an effective exit out of your home, but it also helps emergency personnel enter your home as well. This window is big enough to allow for a full sized individual to pass through the entryway. So, the likelihood of you getting out of your home safely in an emergency is quickly increased by investing in egress windows.
Boost in Home Value
If you ever decide to put your home on the market, having egress windows will be a great selling point. Installing this type of window instantly boosts the value of your home. The peace of mind that comes with egress windows is exactly what many potential home buyers are looking for in a home.
Often times, basements can be one of the darkest rooms of a house. By installing egress windows in your basement, there will quickly be added natural light in the room that wasn’t there before the egress windows were installed. So, rather than relying on lamps for light in your basement, you’ll be able to take advantage of natural sunlight coming through your newly installed egress window.
Water Damage Prevention
Old, worn down windows can be a reason that your basement experiences water damage. Installing egress windows will keep your basement clear of water damage for decades to come! Egress windows effectively drain rainwater and melt snow away from the foundation of your home.
So, if you are ready to add safety to your home, increase your home’s value, add natural light to your basement and prevent any basement water damage from occurring, it is time for you to get egress windows installed. There’s no better team to partner with for this project than our crew at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing. To learn more about the advantages of installing egress windows, give us a call at (586) 776-7270.