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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.

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.

Small Basement Window in Westerville, OH, is Upgraded to an Egress Window System

After living in her house for six years, a homeowner in Westerville, OH, was growing tired of a small glass block window in her finished basement. While glass block windows do allow natural light into the basement, this particular window was not quite what the homeowner hoped it would be.

She was interested in having an egress window system installed, so she contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning about this service through our website.

Not only are egress windows attractive and safe additions, they are home necessities. Residential building code requires habitable spaces, such as finished basements, to have a means of egress.

We carefully excavated the area outside the existing window to remove it and create a larger space for the new window. The new window with a larger frame and double-pane glass, is durable and energy-efficient.  Then the lightly colored window well and translucent well cover were installed. These pieces allow more natural light to enter the basement while keeping leaves, debris, water and other nuisances out of the window area.

The homeowner is excited to have an updated an energy-efficient basement window system.

Egress Window Improves Safety and Appearance of a Home in Columbus, OH

A homeowner in Columbus, OH, hired a general contractor to address some home improvement projects around her house. While assessing the condition of the home, the general contractor pointed out an area where a basement window used to be. The contractor wanted to transform this blocked up section into a safer and functional part of the home. Because the homeowner could possibly use the basement as livable space, a means of egress is required in order to meet code standards. 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 general contractor wanted to have an egress window installed, and he knew he could count on Ohio Basement Authority because he previously worked with our company on other repair projects. We carefully excavated the area outside the wall and create a larger space for the new window. The new window with a larger frame and double-pane glass, is durable and energy-efficient.  Then the lightly colored window well and translucent well cover were installed. These pieces allow more natural light to enter the basement while keeping leaves, debris, water and other nuisances out of the window area. The homeowner is excited to have an updated an energy-efficient basement window system.

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

After living in their house for two years, homeowners in Columbus, OH, decided they wanted to utilize their basement as livable space and an additional bedroom area. They knew they would need to complete a few necessary improvement projects before doing so, however. The International Residential Code requires all habitable spaces, including basements, have at least one operable emergency exit. This calls for an egress window system. After doing some online research, the homeowners decided to contact Ohio Basement Authority for further guidance. They met with Inspector John Dean who confirmed the egress window requirement, took measurements, and helped the owners draw up a plan for an egress window. Foreman Zane Pepper then led his crew in installing the egress window system. After removing one of the smaller existing windows, the crew excavated the area outside the window and carefully cut into the block foundation wall to make room for the new window. The new window’s all-vinyl frame is rust-resistant, and the double-pane glass is energy efficient. The window we install also hinges on one side to swing open, thus allowing an easy escape. A light-colored window well installed outside the window allows more sunlight to bounce into the basement, and brightens up the space. A sturdy clear cover attached to the well for safety also prevents weed growth and keeps leaves, debris, and rain out of the well. The homeowners are pleased to have an updated basement window system that enhances safety and appearance.
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