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Installing Egress Windows: What your need to know

Installing Egress Windows: What your need to know

September 06, 2023

Installing egress windows is an excellent way to add safety, functionality, and natural light to your basement. At Elite Egress LLC, we specialize in providing homeowners with high-quality egress window installation services. Egress windows also increase the value of your home and can help improve your basement's overall aesthetics. However, the installation process can be complicated, and people make many common mistakes that can compromise the safety and effectiveness of their egress windows. Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid when installing egress windows:

  1. Not getting a permit: One of the most important things to do when installing egress windows is to get a license from your local building department. We ensure that all necessary permits are obtained before installation to avoid issues.
  2. Not choosing the right window size: The egress window size is critical for safety and code compliance. Many homeowners need to select a bigger window, which can compromise the security of those who use the window as an emergency exit. Elite Egress will help homeowners choose the correct size egress window based on local building codes and regulations.
  3. Improper installation: Egress windows must be installed correctly to ensure proper functionality and safety. Common mistakes include improper sealing, placement, and materials—our team of experienced professionals is trained to install egress windows correctly and efficiently.
  4. Not considering the window well: The window well is an essential component of the egress window system, and it should be properly installed to prevent flooding, debris accumulation, and other hazards. Our team ensures the window well is sized correctly and installed to avoid potential hazards.
  5. Not considering the landscaping: Another common mistake is not considering the landscaping around the egress window. Ensure that the area around the window is appropriately graded to prevent water accumulation and damage. At Elite Egress LLC, we work with homeowners to ensure that the area around the egress window is correctly landscaped to avoid potential hazards.
  6. Not considering the escape ladder: Egress windows are designed to provide a safe exit in an emergency, and an escape ladder is an essential system component. Always choose the correct size and type of escape ladder and ensure it is installed correctly. Elite Egress provides homeowners with the proper escape ladder and ensures that it is installed correctly to ensure maximum safety.
  7. Poor quality materials: Egress windows should be made of high-quality materials to ensure longevity and safety. Choosing low-quality materials can result in leaks, drafts, and other hazards. At Elite Egress LLC, we use only high-quality materials to ensure the egress window system is safe and long-lasting.

Elite Egress LLC specializes in providing homeowners with high-quality egress window installation services. It is essential to avoid the common mistakes outlined above to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the system. Always choose the right size window, obtain the necessary permits, use high-quality materials, and ensure proper installation to maximize the benefits of your egress window system. Contact Elite Egress LLC today to learn about our egress window installation services.