Egress Windows Installation in Washington D.C. & Surrounding Areas
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Egress windows are an important part of your home safety plan. The International Building Code advises that every bedroom must contain at least one egress window. This includes bedrooms in the basement. An egress window should be large enough to crawl through in case of emergency. Whether you are planning on finishing your basement or already have a finished basement, NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair is your trusted expert for egress window installation in Greater Washington D.C.. We can not only help you determine the proper egress window size and placement for your basement, but we also install some of the highest-quality egress windows available.
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What is an Egress Window?
An egress window provides a safe way to leave a dwelling in case of an emergency. The word "egress" means the act of leaving a place or to go out. An egress window should be big enough to crawl through in case of emergency.
What are the requirements for basement egress windows?
Each state and municipality can have their own specifications for egress windows. NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair's egress window installers are knowledgeable in the egress window requirements in Washington D.C., Arlington, Alexandria and throughout Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. Here are the primary requirements that must be met when installing egress windows for basements:
- Basements egress windows must be at least 36 inches in width and height and have a fully functioning opening.
- Basement windows more than 44 inches from the ground must have a ladder or steps at least 12 inches wide.
- Basement egress windows must also have window wells with enough clearance for emergency escape.
Installing Basement Egress Windows
Most new homes are built in compliance with egress window code. If you're renovating an older home or finishing a basement, you might need to install replacement windows that are larger than the originals.
Here at NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, we are certified installers of RockWell egress window wells. In addition to providing a safe exit, our egress windows allow more natural light and fresh air into the basement to make the space feel larger and more inviting.
When you have a RockWell egress window well installed in your basement, you won't have to worry about rust or rotting. These egress windows are constructed to withstand UV rays, rain, and snow. With our professional installation and 5 year warranty, you will have peace of mind knowing your basement windows won't need replacing anytime soon.
RockWell Egress Window Wells
RockWell offers an attractive alternative to ugly window wells, while providing a safe, code-compliant basement egress. Click the arrows below to learn more about the features and benefits of our egress window wells.
One-piece, rigid construction
A commonly used well has been a plastic design of flat parts that snap together to form the walls and steps. A problem lies in its durability; its ability to hold back the heavy earth and water.
RockWell window wells are a one-piece, rigid construction that will not collapse from backfill or allow water to leak through the well walls. They're UV stable, rust and rot proof, and stand up to extreme temperatures.
Engineered for safety
Our egress window wells meet the IRC Egress Code Requirements, providing you and your family with a direct escape from any of the inhabited rooms in your basement.
In window wells that are deeper than 44 inches below ground level, the IRC Egress Code requires there to be steps or permanently affixed ladders to accommodate exiting the basement.
RockWell's egress window wells feature durable, built-in steps that make it easy for your family to escape from your basement in the event of an emergency. We also offer safety ladders for our Premier series window wells.
Durable window well covers
A polycarbonate safety cover keeps leaves and debris out while allowing natural sunlight and fresh outside air to enter your basement. While they are not intended for continual foot traffic, the 10mm fluted polycarbonate cover will hold up to 500 lbs. of weight and prevent family members from accidentally falling into the window well.
Beautiful stone texture
RockWell has duplicated the look of real stone so you don't have to look out of your new basement windows at a plastic-looking well. These egress window wells add curb appeal and a pleasing view from both inside and outside the house. An integral step allows easy exit (if ever needed).
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Contact us to request an on-site consultation at no cost to you. Your basement expert will discuss all the product features and options and provide you with a free written estimate to install egress windows and any other basement waterproofing products you might need.
If you're planning on finishing your basement now or in the future, save yourself time and hassle by including egress window installation as part of your basement waterproofing project!
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