WHAT IS AN EGRESS WINDOW?
An Egress window is designed to be large enough for a firefighter to climb in or a person to climb out of in an emergency. US building codes require each bedroom of a home to have an emergency exit window, with minimum sizes specified.
Installing an egress window is not a job for any handyman. It's a job for an expert in the field who knows what to do to and how to do it. Gibraltar Home Improvements Certified Installers are experienced, licensed, and insured.
Egress Windows for Long Island, Queens, and Brooklyn
Why should I get an Egress Window?
Get up to code and meet the requirements for window size and height
More natural light Before Egress windows most basements have little access to natural light. An egress window can allow much more light into this space.
This in turn can save you a in power bills during the day and will make the entire feel of your basement change. Many of our clients state that they feel like they are on any other floor of the home. The light changes the entire feel.
Safety - Over 6,000 Americans die in fires annually and this should be a major cause for concern for any homeowner or basement living tenants. By adding an egress window, you will be protecting your family by ensuring they can get out in case of a fire or any other emergency.
Property Value - Homeowners are always looking for additional features before buying. Egress window are often sough after by new home buyers and required by code. Homes with egress windows have a higher value according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Egress Windows make your square footage value increase too. More livable square footage equals more value