If you’re considering a basement remodel, you should consider adding an egress window. Many homeowners overlook this important element, but there are several good reasons why it’s a necessary part of any basement remodel.
An egress window is specially designed to meet certain safety standards and local building codes. It must be large enough for someone to escape from in the event of a fire or other emergency and must have adequate ventilation. They also allow natural sunlight into the basement, which can make it feel more like an actual living space rather than ‘the basement’.
In many areas, having an egress window is required by law if the finished basement will be used as living quarters or bedrooms. Even if you don’t plan to use it as such, it’s still a good idea to install one anyway because they provide several benefits beyond safety and convenience. They can increase natural light in the basement and improve ventilation, both of which will make the area much more pleasant for any occupants. They can also add value to your home since potential buyers will view them as an added bonus when considering purchasing your house.
Hiring a professional may be worth considering so all safety standards are met correctly and local building codes are followed properly. Adding an egress window to your basement remodeling project is sure to pay off in the long run!
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