Basement Egress Window Installation in Greater Columbus

Emergency egress windows & wells in Ohio

Emergency Egress Window & Well Installation in Columbus, Springfield, Mansfield & Nearby.

Ohio Basement Authority offers superior quality egress window installations in Greater Columbus.

Building codes require finished basements to have an emergency egress window, or a window installed with a well that includes steps large enough to exit through. At Ohio Basement Authority, we take your family’s safety seriously, so we offer the highest-quality basement egress windows that will not only provide a secure exit in the event of an emergency but will also allow for more natural light and fresh air in your below-grade space.

If you have a finished basement or plan on adapting your below-grade space into a living area in the future, consider superior quality basement egress windows from us. We are certified egress window installers in Greater Columbus, including Springfield, Columbus, Mansfield, and nearby. Click below to schedule a free estimate today!

  • Egress Window Enhances Safety and Appearance of a Home in Rockbridge, OH
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    Egress Window Enhances Safety and Appearance of a Home in Rockbridge, OH
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    Egress Window Enhances Safety and Appearance of a Home in Rockbridge, OH

    Even though he lives in Connecticut, a homeowner maintains a vacation home near his mother in Rockbridge, OH. He knew he could count on our company to deliver permanent solutions for his Ohio property.

    Along with installing several basement waterproofing products to always keep his home dry – including the BasementGutter and French drainage systems, SafeDri Triple sump pump, and exterior FreezeGuard and YardWell attachments – we installed an egress window.

    The basement had smaller windows that did not let in much light and were not ideal emergency exits. 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 or rescue opening.”

    After removing an existing window, one of our repair crews excavated the area outside the window and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger window. The all-vinyl frame of the new window is rust-resistant, and the window’s double-pane glass is energy-efficient. A lightly-colored window well installed outside the window allows more sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. A durable clear cover attached to the well for safety also keeps leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window well.

    The homeowner is pleased to have an updated basement window system that enhances safety and appearance.

  • Egress Window Upgrade Enhances a Home's Safety in Lancaster, OH
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    Egress Window Upgrade Enhances a Home's Safety in Lancaster, OH
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    Egress Window Upgrade Enhances a Home's Safety in Lancaster, OH

    Before taking on a basement finishing project to create additional bedroom space, homeowners in Lancaster, OH, wanted to ensure the safety and code compliance of their basement.

    The International Residential Code states that “basements, habitable attics, and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape or rescue opening. This means that an egress window system must be installed.

    As the homeowners began to research how to accomplish this project, they came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website and were eager to contact us for further guidance. Inspector Steve Davis then visited to assess the current (glass block) window system, and he confirmed the need for the egress window.

    One of our crews then installed the new system. After removing the existing glass block window, our crew excavated the area outside the window and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger window. The all-vinyl frame of the new window is rust-resistant, and the window’s double-pane glass is energy-efficient. A lightly-colored window well was installed outside the window, which helps allow ore sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. A durable clear cover also was attached to the well for safety, as well as to keep leaves, debris, and water out of the window well.

    The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing the updated window system has enhanced the safety of their home.

  • Egress Windows Improve a Home's Safety in Newark, OH
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    Egress Windows Improve a Home's Safety in Newark, OH
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    Egress Windows Improve a Home's Safety in Newark, OH

    A homeowner in Newark, OH, often hosts family members who stay in the basement bedrooms when they visit. The owner knew she needed to have some upgrades completed if she wanted to continue to utilize the basement as a livable space.

    The basement had smaller windows that did not let in much light and were not ideal emergency exits. 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 or rescue opening.” The solution is to have an egress window system installed.

    The homeowner started to research how to make the necessary improvements, and she came across information about Ohio Basement Authority on Angie’s List. She was eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help her, and she met with Inspector Drew Black. Drew assessed the current window system and confirmed the need for egress windows.

    One of our crews then installed the new system. After removing the existing windows, our crew excavated the area outside the windows and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the newer, bigger windows. The all-vinyl frame of the new windows is rust-resistant, and the windows’ double-pane glass is energy-efficient. Lightly-colored window wells installed outside the windows allows more sunlight to enter the basement and brighten up the space. Durable clear covers attached to the wells for safety also keep leaves, debris and precipitation out of the window wells.

    The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the updated window system has enhanced the safety of her home.

Emergency egress window requirements:

International Residential Building Codes requires livable basements to have emergency egress windows. At Ohio Basement Authority, we assure the highest quality Bilco and RockWell basement egress windows that improve your below-grade space with enhanced security, more natural light, and added fresh air, all while following strict building requirements, including:

  • Minimum net clearance of 5.7 square feet
  • Minimum net clearance opening height should be 24 inches
  • Minimum net clearance width should be 20 inches
  • The maximum bottom height of the floor opening should be 44 inches
  • Window wells must have a permanently affixed ladder or steps.

Our basement egress windows

Grip Step Emergency Egress Windows & Wells in Greater Columbus

Grip/Step Egress Windows

  • Safety: Offers a unique “Grip/Step” design that features a convenient handle and gusseted step to meet egress building code requirements, providing a safe exit in an emergency situation.
  • Durable Quality: Egress windows are designed from maintenance-free materials that never rust, rot, or need replacing.
  • Code-Compliant: Satisfies the IRC 2018 emergency egress building code requirements in a finished basement.

Emergency Egress Windows & Wells in Columbus, Springfield, Mansfield & Nearby.

Egress Windows

  • Easier Access: Accommodates a greater height range than the average egress window well.
  • Home Enhancing: Provides a beautiful open space that makes a basement room feel larger and brighter, adding great curb appeal and an aesthetically pleasing view both inside the house and outside.
  • Added Safety: Built-in safety-steps to allow for an easy emergency exit. In window wells that are deeper than 44 inches below ground level, IRC Egress Code requires there be steps or permanently affixed ladders to accommodate exiting the basement.

Quality emergency egress window services

Installing emergency basement egress windows and wells is just one of the many ways Ohio Basement Authority can assure safety and security in your home. We offer both Grip/Step and egress windows and wells that not only assure a quick exit in an emergency situation, but also add quality, beauty, and value to your finished below-grade space.

If you have a finished basement or are looking to finish your basement in the future, call the egress window experts at Ohio Basement Authority. We can install basement egress windows and wells that follow strict IRC guidelines and improve the quality of your home overall.

Schedule a free emergency egress window estimate in Columbus, Springfield, Mansfield, Lancaster, Newark, Westerville, Chillicothe, Marion, Dublin, Zanesville, & nearby in Greater Columbus.

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Ava
  • Barlow
  • Bartlett
  • Belle Valley
  • Belpre
  • Beverly
  • Buffalo
  • Byesville
  • Caldwell
  • Cambridge
  • Coal Run
  • Coolville
  • Cumberland
  • Cutler
  • Derwent
  • Dexter City
  • Fairview
  • Fleming
  • Graysville
  • Hockingport
  • Kimbolton
  • Kipling
  • Little Hocking
  • Long Bottom
  • Lore City
  • Lowell
  • Lower Salem
  • Macksburg
  • Marietta
  • Mcconnelsville
  • New Concord
  • New Matamoras
  • Newport
  • Old Washington
  • Pleasant City
  • Portland
  • Quaker City
  • Reedsville
  • Reno
  • Salesville
  • Sarahsville
  • Senecaville
  • Stockport
  • Summerfield
  • Tuppers Plains
  • Vincent
  • Waterford
  • Watertown
  • Whipple
  • Wingett Run
Our Locations:

Ohio Basement Authority
911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
1-614-254-6006
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