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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Egress Pros FAQ section! At Egress Pros, we specialize in installing top-quality egress windows to enhance the safety and value of your home. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring your complete satisfaction. Whether you have questions about the installation process, window styles, or maintenance tips, we’re here to help. Explore our FAQs to find answers to common inquiries and learn why Egress Pros is your trusted partner for all your egress window needs.

 

Egress Windows

What is an Egress Window?

An egress window is a large window that serves as an emergency exit, particularly from basements. These windows are designed to provide a safe escape route in case of emergencies like fires. They also allow natural light and ventilation into the basement, enhancing the livability of the space.

Egress windows must meet specific size criteria to comply with building codes. According to the International Residential Code (IRC):

• Minimum height: 24 inches
• Minimum width: 20 inches
• Minimum net clear opening: 5.7 square feet if above ground, 5 square feet if below ground
• Maximum sill height from the floor: 44 inches

Egress windows are typically required in any habitable space below the fourth floor, including bedrooms and basements. Building codes mandate their installation in these areas to ensure occupants have a safe escape route during emergencies

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What is the cost of installing an egress window?

The cost of installing an egress window varies depending on factors like the type of window, the complexity of the installation, and local labor rates. On average, homeowners can expect to pay between $6,500 and $7,000 installed.

The timeline for installing an egress window can vary based on the project’s scope and complexity. Typically, the installation can take a few days to a week, including excavation, window installation, and finishing work.

Egress Pros installs Egress Windows, hand dug, in one day and leaves no mess!

When selecting an installer, consider their experience, references, and knowledge of local building codes. Ask about the timeline, cost estimates, and warranties offered. It’s also beneficial to see pictures of previous projects to gauge their quality of work.

Egress Pros would be happy to share references, past reviews, permits and previous before and after pictures with you or your loved one, who may be considering getting a new Egress  Window Installed

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