As the name implies, egress windows can be an escape route for you and your loved ones. A basement is usually a confined area, which may be hazardous in a situation if a fire has broken out upstairs. This is because there's generally only one escape. If this path is blocked, the results may be deadly. Ideally, each and every basement room needs to have a minimum of 2 ways out. One leading to the top floor and the other leading directly to the outside, so that nobody gets trapped in the basement in case of emergency.
The window is coupled with a large well which will assist in evacuation. The egress window will also have a built-in ladder which will be installed inside the shaft, easily accessible from the window. The top of the shaft will be safeguarded with a grate which can be opened up from the inside.
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Egress Basement Windows - Benefits
First, the majority of building codes insist upon an egress basement window installation to supply an escape. They're a rewarding investment since you don't know when a situation may come up when you will be looking for the best escape route. Also, an egress window can convert a dimly lit, dull basement into a bright, well-ventilated living area. Apart from safety, the aim of basement windows is to make your basement a brighter, more pleasant environment.
Building codes usually specify the dimensions along with other features that these windows must adhere to. ABT can help determine the code requirements for your municipality
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