6 Benefits of Egress Windows

benefits of egress windows

Have you ever wondered how you would escape your basement in the event of a fire or an emergency? Many homeowners have been trapped in their basement due to the inability to escape. Unfortunately, the number of incidents continues to rise, grabbing the attention of the nation.

Most basements only have one entrance and exit, making it a dangerous situation. This is particularly prevalent in older homes where egress windows were not installed during construction. So what is the proposed solution? At Jerry’s Waterproofing, we have the perfect solution – egress windows. By definition, an egress window is a large window that provides a safe exit from your home in case of a fire or emergency. They are required by law to be large enough to allow people to pass through them.

At Jerry’s Waterproofing, we use Bilco’s StakWEL and Bilco’s ScapeWEL window well systems. The Bilco company designs high-quality products to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. They are an ISO 9001 certified company that complies with environmental regulations and satisfies IRC 2012 Building code requirements for emergency egress in finished basement areas. Its unique grip/step design has a convenient handle and gusseted step. These features allow homeowners and emergency crews to safely and quickly escape and enter basements.

Bilco’s StakWEL and ScapeWEL Window Well Systems Benefits

Bilco’s StakWEL and Bilco’s ScapeWEL window well systems allow easy and fast installation. They are an important feature that adds many benefits.

Egress windows emit natural light and fresh air into your basement so you can live in comfort. No more damp, dark living space. Let the sunshine into your basement with our egress windows. You can also choose from attractive earth tone colors to complement your basement interior and architecture.

With Egress Windows you can be assured that you and your family can safely escape from your basement in the event of a fire or an emergency.

Extra Space
It can add extra living space and increase your home’s overall square footage.

Increase Value
If you are thinking of selling your home or just simply revamping your basement, egress windows will increase its value.

Egress windows are made from durable, high-density polyethylene that will never rust, rot or need painting.

Eliminates Water Leaks
Egress window installation replaces old, leaky windows. It stops water from entering your basement and condensation forming on windows.

If you’re thinking of investing in an egress window for your Omaha, NE home, we can help! Contact us today for an inspection and estimate!