Many older homes and even some newer homes do not have basement egress windows installed despite all of the benefits they bring.
Here are 3 main benefits of having egress windows installed in your basement.
Safety: If anyone is sleeping in the basement, an egress window should be your first priority. If there is a fire or any other life threatening emergency, the egress window will provide an easy escape route for the occupant and as well as an entryway for first responders. This is especially true when the stairwell is on the other side of the home from where the individual is sleeping.
Comfort: Since building codes require egress windows to have a minimum opening of 5.7 sq. ft., this will bring in a lot of natural light and ventilation to your basement and make it feel more livable. So whether you have a home office, game room or living area you will not feel like you are sitting in a dark and damp dungeon.
Increased Property Value: One of the requirements for a basement bedroom is having an egress window installed so that the occupant can safely exit in the event of an emergency. If your basement meets all of the other requirements for a bedroom, such as closet space, ceiling heights, etc., you can actually market that space as another bedroom when selling your home and drive up the property’s resale value.
Benefits of Installing Basement Egress Windows in Warmer Weather
First, you won’t be bringing in cold winter drafts, forcing you to turn up the heat—and your heating bill! This is especially true when you’re installing multiple egress windows.
Also, caulk will adhere better in the warmer weather. Your tube of caulk may even indicate this on the label, stating something like, “should only be applied in a temperature range of 40°F to 80°F”. You may be able to apply caulk in colder temperatures, but you or your contractor will need to warm up the caulk before applying it or keep it warm indoors until right before applying it to your egress window.
The same precautions should be taken on extremely hot summer days in temperatures above 80°F. For best results, try to schedule your egress window installation between the 40°F to 80°F temperature range.
Of course there will be times when you cannot avoid installing your egress window in less than ideal temperatures. Spring, summer, fall, or winter, Easy Exit Egress Windows is at your service. However there are some benefits of an egress window installation during the warmer months.
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