Not just a wise investment, it’s the law
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Choose Us
As your basement egress partner
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.
Attention to Detail
Our process is meticulous. We do things that others won’t. These details can make or break any foundation repair.
Trained & Certified
An educated and productive team means your project is completed right the first time and on schedule.
Contact Summit Basement Company
We’re here to help
If you notice any problems in your basement or crawl space, don’t wait. Contact us today and schedule your FREE ESTIMATE.