Basement Egress Windows

Not just a wise investment, it’s the law

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Basement Egress Windows

What is an egress window?

These days, many Ohio homeowners are looking to basement finishing to maximize their space and often add additional bedrooms when their family starts to grow. But why do they need egress? By definition, an egress window is a window large enough for entry or exit in an emergency.

Per Ohio code, if your basement serves as a living space, you are legally required to install these unique windows for each bedroom in the basement. Additionally, a basement egress window requires an area wall or well surrounding it. This allows the window more room to open, providing an accessible entrance or exit from the home.

The Benefits of Egress Windows

They aren’t just for safety

When companies talk about installing egress windows, the conversation is focused on the legal requirements, but egress windows also offer homeowners numerous other benefits with very few drawbacks. Below are the main benefits of having an egress window installed. You can also contact us for more information and schedule a FREE estimate with one of our egress window installers.

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They Increase Value

Egress windows make the conversion of your basement into a livable space possible. Finishing your basement adds additional square footage, thus increasing home value. Additionally, egress windows are attractive features to prospective home buyers.

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Improved Ventilation

Usually, basements have very little space for windows. With just a single egress window, you can provide your basement with fresh air through improved ventilation. Also, with more ventilation, you can prevent mold and mildew in your basement.

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Improved Lighting

More than 50% of the air you breathe in your home comes up from your crawl space. An encapsulated crawl space will prevent harmful vapors from circulating throughout your home.

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Aesthetic Value

At Summit Basement Company, our crawl space vapor barriers are backed by a lifetime warranty. If our vapor barrier fails, we will install a new one at no charge for any reason.

Schedule a Free Foundation Inspection


Have you discovered cracks or water in your basement? Don’t worry; Summit Basement Company has you covered. We have proven long-term solutions that will keep your home safe and healthy.

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Why Choose Us

As your basement egress partner

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We Protect Your Home

H.E.P.A. filtration, negative air machines, and dust barriers are just a few methods we use to isolate the mess to the project area.

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Attention to Detail

Our process is meticulous. We do things that others won’t. These details can make or break any foundation repair.

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Trained & Certified

An educated and productive team means your project is completed right the first time and on schedule.

What Our Customers Are Saying


“Jake was very knowledgeable, responsive and does amazing work. Prices are very competitive/affordable compared to other basement services in the area. Highly recommended!

—Michael S.

I contacted the company by email and the responded back right away. Jake came the same week and addressed all my concerns of cracks in my walls. Explained what my issue was and gave me all my options. He was very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you so much!! Great company... would definitely recommend!

—Deanna D.

“We were at our wits end trying to find a contractor to repair our foundation. We called Jake and from day 1 he was responsive and honest with us on what needed to be done and how much it would cost. He kept every appointment he made with us and arrived on time. On the day of the repair, Jake showed up with his crew on time. The work was done accurately and quickly and our house is solid. We are extremely pleased with the work and highly recommend Jake and company for any foundation work you need done.”

— Tammy S.

“The guys arrived on time and worked very hard to get the job done in a timely manner. Even through removing drywall, concrete, and installing drain pipes and a new sump pump they kept the area neat and clean - even took extra precautions to not track mud on the floors!! The crew was very professional, the work they completed is great, and the price was right!! Highly recommend!”

—Angela G.

“Very professional and courteous, prompt gives full explanation of work that is needed as well as cost saving tips. Wasn't in a rush,made sure we had a full understanding of the work that would be required to have the job done correctly which made my wife and I feel good about the company we contacted... Highly recommend Jake”

—Ronald I.

 “Jake came out to inspect our basement and gave us an honest assessment. He took the time to look at all of the issues and put our minds at ease. A true professional. I would recommend them to anyone in need of structural repair.”

— Christopher S.