If you are Finishing your Basement, Do Not Forget to Add an Egress Window!
Complete your Basement Remodel with an Egress Window
Just like remodeling in the rest of your home; a successful basement remodel should be aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and safe. Safety is undoubtedly the area where most finished basements fall short. However, safety does not have to be jeopardized in the basement if you add an egress window. An egress window adds another escape route in emergency situations.
Choose the Best Milwaukee Egress Window Installation Contractor
Our Remodeling team has the training and experience to install your new egress window without jeopardizing the integrity of the structure. Creating a basement egress window requires cutting into your existing basement foundation. This delicate process requires the expertise of a professional remodeling contractor. We use only the best materials and have all the necessary tools to get the job done right. We have completed many egress windows in our basement remodeling projects. We can add an egress window in your basement with no hassle if your basement remodel requires an egress window. Installing an egress window is a handful for even the most experienced DIYers and includes critical foundation work. Hiring a professional contractor like, The Bowles Group, is always your best option. We will leave your home beautiful after the project and most importantly your home’s foundation and drainage system will not be compromised during the remodel.
Keeping Families Safe Throughout Greater Milwaukee
With the increase in popularity of basement remodels, building codes are now changing to help keep people safe while in their finished basements. Building code now requires an egress window for living space in the basement. Many homeowners get around this building code by claiming that their new basement remodel is not intended for living space. This loophole works but why take the risk? If a fire were to break out upstairs in your home while you or a family member are in the basement a loophole will not help them. But an egress window may help save their life! If your family plans on using your basement as living space, then you should be safe and keep your loved ones out of unnecessary added danger. Our egress windows can be customized to your specifications, making it easy for kids, adults and elderly to escape if trapped in the basement.
Beauty & Natural Light with an Egress Window
Often times adding safety features hinder the overall beauty of a remodeling project. However, this is not the case with an installation of an egress window. While creating an emergency exist, egress windows also add personality and beauty to the basement. We always finish our windows with extra attention to detail trimwork to add flare to the egress window. Egress windows really open up dark basements by bringing in lots of natural light.
Egress Window Well Cover for Added Safety
Not only are our egress windows created for safety while inside the basement, egress windows are also safe while outside your home. We use polycarbonate well covers that will prevent anyone from accidentally falling into the window well. They are not intended for continous foot traffic, but are rated to hold up to 500 lbs. Furthermore, they will help keep out rain and debris.
Is an Egress Window Worth the Expense?
Egress windows add substantial value to your home and is one of the few renovation projects that cost will be easily recouped in resale value. A complete installation of an egress window start at around $6,000. That investment will instantly pay dividends as your basement’s square footage will now be legitimate and can be included in your homes total square footage. Furthermore, keeping your family safe in your remodeled basement is clearly worth the investment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Does an Egress Window Sound Appealing to you?
If you would like to increase the ambience of your basement while adding safety then an egress window should be in your basement renovation. Contact us and one of our consultants will guide you through the remodel process.