While completing various repairs in a home in Hilliard, OH, a local general contractor wanted to address the basement’s windows. There wasn’t anything significantly wrong with the two-year-old home’s windows, but the contractor wanted to make sure the home was up to code.
According to the International Residential Code for One-and Two-Family Dwellings, “Basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening."
The answer is to have an egress window installed.
Based on his previous experiences working with Ohio Basement Authority, the contractor knew he could again count on us to help local homeowners create a safer living environment. The contractor met with one of our inspectors who confirmed the necessity of an egress window.
One of our expert crews then completed the egress window installation process.
After removing the existing window, the crew excavated the area outside the window and took care to cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer window. The new window’s all-vinyl frame resists rust, and the double-pane glass is energy-efficient.
The lightly-colored window well installed outside the new window allows more natural light to enter the basement and brighten up the space. A durable clear cover also is attached to the wall for safety. It helps keep leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window well.
The contractor was again impressed with our work so he could help give the homeowners a safer living environment.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: Egress Window System (window, well, well cover)