If you are considering a basement renovation, excellent idea! However, if a new bedroom is part of your plan, in case of fire, an egress window is code. At least one window in each bedroom must be of sufficient size (5.7 sq. feet) to permit the occupants the ability to escape a fire, and to allow a fully outfitted firefighter (with oxygen tank) to enter. County Codes and regulations simply will not allow a basement bedroom without one. And because this is a recent ruling in many parts of the country, most existing basements were not built with egress windows.
Thankfully, you need not be restricted by the basement your house was built with. We can solve this problem for you by adding a window that meets all code requirements for egress. Although this may be a dusty project, there's nothing particularly complicated about it, and by hiring us, as opposed to some other contractors out there, your savings can be substantial.
What will you get for your investment? The added light let in by the new, deep window. The sensory difference can be outstanding. In basements, more so than elsewhere, light is a critical design element which is usually absent.
Of course, the primary benefit of a deep window is an easily accessible opening through which you and your loved ones can escape, or through which a firefighter can enter in the event of a basement fire. Basement fires are common, so this is more than a code issue. In addition, what is good for you will be good for the next owner as well. With an extra legal bedroom, you could recover 10 to 20 times your window installation costs when you eventually list and sell your home. We also install doors and stairwells.
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