Egress Windows: More than Just Aesthetic Beauty
If you have ever considered installing egress windows in your home, then you have no doubt read about all of the benefits of committing to such a small change. That’s because, like all improvements you make to your home or property, egress windows are designed to enhance the beauty, increase the functionality, and protect your investment in the process.
Here are 3 reasons to look into installing egress windows if you have not, or to have existing egress windows improved upon.
Beautification and Comfort
Have a room in your basement that is in drastic need of some natural sunlight? Then an egress window is your solution. A properly installed egress window can let more natural light into a dingy basement room than any window that has been installed directly into the foundation.
Consider, if you will, the difference in size between the two windows. A regular basement window that has been installed directly into your foundation may only be a foot or so in size, and allows little to no light in. Whereas an egress window can be as big as five feet. Can you imagine the difference in your home?
In today’s home market, ROI (or return on investment) is a huge deal when it comes time to sell your home. Having an egress window installed can really do wonders to increase this. Not to mention that, in many cases, an egress windows will be bringing your home up to code, and can be included in your square footage. Further, you could recoup up to 20-times your installation cost in the long run.
Perhaps more than any other factor, an egress window adds safety for you and your family by working as an additional escape route in the event of a home fire. This is especially pertinent for those who have finished, livable basements where there may be bedrooms. Now that’s what we call an investment.
For more information on egress window installation for your Omaha, Council Bluffs, or Sioux City, NE home, feel free to contact us to discuss your options.