Great ideas need to be implemented. The 2012 IRC had a great idea – making it mandatory for all below ground living space to have emergency exits other than the stairs commonly used to access the basement. Yet I noticed that this great idea was rarely being implemented. Home owners didn’t know about or mistakenly believed it was hard to do. They also didn’t know where to go for information, products, resources, etc.
So I decided to create EgressWindows.com™. This way home owners would have a one-stop location for everything they needed to know to about the code requirements – in plain English – as well as products, how to measure, resources for installation and more.
It would even include the definition of an Egress Window. What is an egress window? That’s an emergency escape window for a basement.
After all, lots of people have converted store basements into spaces for entertainment, living, sleeping, playing, working and more. Whether your basement is your own personal gym or has an extra apartment or anything in between, you need an egress window to meet IRC building codes.
Besides, it’s the best way to protect your family, and it even improves the quality of living space by allowing in fresh air and natural light.
With years of experience in the building industry and with online shopping sites, I’ve made EgressWindows.com™ your one-stop location for news, information, products and much more.
Check out the Measuring page that helps you determine the right size egress window and/or well is the right size for your needs. The Installers page has a list of installers in your area. Another great resource is my Blog, which has everything from product information to news and design ideas.
And if you want the easiest shopping experience possible, check out the Complete Egress Window Kits. No guess work needed.
It’s from the combination of safety and improved living conditions that the company slogan was born -- Bringing Light, Air, & Freedom to all levels.
So explore the site. You’ll find everything you need, and if you have suggestions, post them in the comments section of the blog or drop me a note. I’d love to hear your thoughts, and/or suggestions.
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