An egress window is required in precise places in a house. It is designed to serve as an emergency exit. Windows have to satisfy particular requirements, including size, to pass as an egress window. For egress windows in Grand Rapids, trust the experts at West Michigan Glass Block. We have been installing windows for over 30 years and have earned a reputation for providing superior service and excellent products.
Egress Window Requirements
Egress windows are required in every bedroom and in basements with a living area because they ensure your family’s safety with a proper escape system. Our Holland egress windows installers make sure that they are meeting the requirements of the local building codes by properly installing the window or well system. Some benefits of egress windows include:
- Added visual enhancement with landscaping
- Maintenance free high-density polyethylene construction
- Available in a number of sizes
- Increased amount of natural daylight into room
- Enhanced home value
Basements and every sleeping room must have at least one operable emergency and rescue opening that will provide enough room for a fire fighter to enter though the window with all of their equipment.
A cut is made through the basement wall during installation. It might be necessary for outside excavation to produce a large enough opening for the window well. Once the window opening has been made, you can have the window well customized to your liking. Window wells can be closed with screens as long as the opening height and width of the cover or screen meets that of the egress window itself when open. The screens must be releasable or removable from the interior without needing a tool, key or using strength greater than what is required to normally open the egress window.
Contact Us Today
When you need a certified egress window installation professional for basement windows in Grand Haven, Holland and Grand Rapids you can rely on West Michigan Glass Block. Contact us today at (616) 243-3700 for more details or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You can also use our convenient online request form.