Egress Window

Egress Window

Egress Windows Installation in Washington D.C. & Surrounding Areas

What is an egress window?

Interior view of basement egress window

Beauty & function.A basement egress window allows more natural light and fresh air while providing safe emergency egress.

Homeowners hope their old basement windows and window wells will protect their property from the elements. Instead, these outdated windows allow excess moisture, humidity, and cold drafts to enter the basement, along with ants, termites, and other pests. That is why NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair replaces these outdated, faulty windows with egress windows.

An egress window provides a safe exit during a fire or emergency. That is why an egress window should be big enough to crawl through. Upgrading faulty windows with egress windows will create a more enjoyable, drier space while providing the following benefits:

Finding the right egress window and window well will guarantee the best durability, safety, and cost for your home. NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair can help with our warrantied egress windows and window wells that pair perfectly with our basement waterproofing solutions! Start by scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate. We serve Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland in Alexandria, Arlington, Washington D.C., and nearby.


What are the egress window requirements?

Each state and municipality has 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 Greater Washington D.C. requirements that must be met when installing egress windows for basements:


Our basement egress window solutions

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.

RockWell Egress Window Wells
RockWell Egress Windows & Window Wells in Washington D.C.

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. You also won't have to worry about rust or rotting. These egress windows are constructed to withstand UV rays, rain, and snow.

Benefits of RockWell window wells:

  • One-piece rigid construction: Common window wells have a plastic design of flat parts that snap together to form the walls and steps, which ultimately leads to a weak design that won't hold back heavy earth and water. RockWell is a one-piece, rigid construction that will not collapse from backfill or allow water to leak through the walls. They're UV stable, rust and rot-proof, and resist 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 features durable, built-in steps that make it easy for your family to escape from your basement during 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).

RockWell offers an attractive alternative to ugly window wells, while providing a safe, code-compliant basement egress. With our professional installation and 5 year warranty, you will have peace of mind knowing your basement windows won't need replacing anytime soon.

Escape Egress Windows
Escape Egress Windows in Washington D.C.

Escape egress windows have fusion welding for complete air and water tightness. They vent like standard, single-hung windows but swing in to allow for a safe exit during an emergency. These windows also offer one-hand operation, making for a quick exit. There two models available:

  • Security egress windows with a full .032 stainless steel screen.
  • Standard egress windows with a half fiberglass bug screen.

Escape egress windows come with a limited lifetime warranty for even more confidence!

StakWEL® Modular Egress Window Wells
StakWEL® Egress Modular Window Wells in Alexandria

The StakWEL modular system offers one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to add code-compliant emergency egress to any basement. By simply stacking the modules, as seen with the 4 module stack to the left, we can accommodate your foundation height and add natural daylight to your finished basement.

StakWEL features a unique "Grip/Step" design to aid emergency egress and provides corrosion resistant performance at "steel-like" window well prices.

Ready to install egress windows? Start by getting a free estimate!

See why Greater Washington D.C. homeowners have trusted NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair with their basement waterproofing needs since 1986! Our warrantied egress windows pair pefectly with our exclusive waterproofing system, including our WellDuct® window well drain, sump pumps, and French drainage systems.

Request a free, on-site consultation to learn more. Your basement expert will discuss all the product features and options and provide you with a written estimate to install egress windows and any other basement waterproofing products you might need at no cost!

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! We are the area's experienced waterproofing contractors serving Washington D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Gaithersburg, Ashburn, Bethesda, Sterling, Fairfax, Gainesville, Silver Spring, and many areas nearby.

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