Finishing your basement can add much-appreciated living space while adding significant value to your home. However, if your existing basement has never been used for anything but storage and utilities, you may need to add one or more egress windows for safety’s sake. Talk to K-Mag Basement Solutions if you want to add egress windows in Peoria IL.
An egress window is large enough to open fully and allow everyone to get out quickly in the event of a house fire or other emergency.
While these windows are vital for emergencies, that’s not all they do. There are several advantages to egress windows, including these:
Obviously, a window won’t do you any good if it’s located underground! An egress window well solves that problem. It allows space for people to exit the basement through the window – or to allow emergency personnel to come in. If the well is deep, a ladder can be added to assist people in getting into and out of the egress window.
K-Mag will make sure your egress windows (and, if needed, window wells) meet all local codes.
At times, homeowners turn basements into bedrooms or other living spaces without following safety codes. If this is the case with your home, you will want to add the egress windows now for several reasons: safety, increased light and ventilation and to increase your home’s value.
Without a safe exit, a basement bedroom cannot be counted as a conforming bedroom. If your home has five bedrooms but two are in the basement and do not have egress windows or similar emergency exits, you cannot market your house as a five-bedroom residence.
Having extra bedrooms in your house can greatly increase its value.
Egress windows in Peoria IL are just a phone call away. Call K-Mag Basement Solutions today at 309-863-7671 for a free quote.