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Egress Window – Added Safety and Style

Basement Egress Window | Madison WI | Sims Exteriors and Remodeling

More than one egress window can change your entire basement layout

There is no doubt adding a basement egress window changes the dynamic of any home in which it’s installed.

Usually an egress window is retrofitted in existing homes. Homeowners are creating something from nothing. An egress window, when properly installed, increases livable square footage to the basement area. Options include bedrooms, bathrooms, rec rooms and more. It all becomes square footage Realtors and appraisers count as livable area.

In new construction, builders can create valuable square footage without increasing building expenses at all. Because the window is cut into an existing foundation, no additional building material will be needed to create this useable space. Continue reading