Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Why would I want an Basement Egress Window?

  • They let a lot of light into the basement
  • They turn a basement room into a legal bedroom
  • They increase safety by having a secondary fire escape
  • They increase your property value with the addition of an extra bedroom
  • They create a more enjoyable space without the feeling of being 'in a basement'


  1. Thanks for the post. Most homes these days are built with basement egress windows that are up to standard. I think the most important thing is to be sure to have some sort of metal grate or cover for them to prevent any children from falling down into them.

  2. Thanks for sharing this information! I didn't quite know the difference. But now I am wondering if you know of any good places that do basement egress windows in Chicago?