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Basement Egress Solutions
We proudly provide Indianapolis egress window solutions to customers across the region. Expand your home’s livable space, enhance natural light, and save on a/c and electric bills with our customized egress window solutions!
At Accu Egress Window Wells of Indianapolis, we pride ourselves on helping customers like you create more livable space while following building code to the letter. We work with you to plan and implement amazing egress windows and window wells to enhance the safety and utility of your home!
Our customized solutions include window well options for basement living spaces with an egress window. We provide customers in Indianapolis window well solutions that are customized to fit their home style and budget.
Frequently Asked Egress Window Questions
What are egress windows?
Egress windows are basement windows that comply with building code to provide a safe exit from a basement living space in case of fire. Egress windows not only ensure the safety of people inside the house, but are large enough to allow a firefighter with their equipment through from the outside. If you are looking to upgrade your basement to create more livable space, it is highly likely you will need to plan to install egress windows or upgrade small existing windows to comply with code.
Why are egress windows required for basement living spaces?
Without an emergency exit large enough to accommodate a fully grown adult and a firefighter with their equipment, a basement can turn into a deadly trap in the event of a fire. Two egress windows that allow access to the exterior of the home are required in any sleeping room in a home, according to the International Residential Code (IRC). Per this code, egress opening must be at least 24 inches high and 20 inches wide with a 44 inch height from floor to sill and a 5.7 square foot net clear opening.
What are the other benefits of egress windows?
Egress windows not only provide safety and security for your loved ones in the event of a fire, they offer a number of benefits that enhance the value and utility of your home. By installing egress windows in a basement room, you create an additional bedroom which can accommodate visiting family members or guests and even increase the overall value of your home. Or you may decide to use the extra room as an office, home gym, playroom, or to rent it out to make some extra income.
Egress windows have the added benefit of allowing natural light into your basement. Not only does natural light create a more natural and inviting feel to a space, it can help you save on heating and electricity bills. On hot summer days or in the event of basement moisture, you can even open egress windows to allow for cross-ventilation.
My basement doesn’t have a bedroom – does it still need an egress window?
If you or your loved ones spend any amount of time in the basement (say, as a recreation space), it is smart to install egress windows. A fire can happen at any time and become dangerous in the blink of an eye; having an emergency exit can literally save lives.
What is the process of getting egress windows installed?
From the first moment you contact us, you can expect excellent customer service and a true partnership throughout the entire planning and installation process. We start by visiting your home to determine the scope of the project and speak with you about your goals and vision for your new egress windows. At this stage, we can provide expert advice on egress window placement and style to ensure your needs are met.
Once the plan is settled, installation can begin. Depending on the project and needs of the client, installation may look a little different for everyone. Generally, basement window installation requires that we excavate some dirt around the home’s foundation in order to access the basement wall. Before we start to dig, we check for utility lines to avoid undue damage. We also take care to protect your grass and landscaping. Once excavation is complete, we cut into the foundation wall to create space for the window. Once the window is installed, we install the window well (if necessary) and backfill using the existing dirt. Ensuring proper drainage away from the home is critical to avoiding basement moisture issues, so we take care to grade the soil away from the home. Cleanup is extremely important to use – we want to leave a site looking as good as we found it so we pay attention to dust, dirt, and debris throughout the process and after.
Can I install an egress window in a location without an existing window?
Yes. Whether or not your basement has existing windows doesn’t matter – if you want egress windows installed, we can make it happen. The only limits are that egress windows must be installed at least 2 feet away from gas or propane meters and should be located at least 2 feet from air conditioner hardware as well.
Aren’t egress windows a safety concern?
When installed properly and locked consistently, egress windows are not a safety concern. All egress windows we install come with locks to prevent break-ins. We also offer window and window well covers in a variety of materials to provide additional layers of safety and security for your home.
How do you prevent leaking basement egress windows?
We ensure your basement egress windows will be immune to leaks through a careful strategy of expert installation, excellent materials, and effective drainage. The biggest risk factor for leaky basement windows is improper drainage, so we always create a drainage route that leads any and all water away from the window and your home’s foundation.
Why should I hire Accu Egress Window Wells of Indianapolis?
Installing basement egress windows is not a DIY job – excavating dirt around a foundation and cutting through concrete are projects that require heavy equipment and can be dangerous if not done correctly. It’s also critical that egress windows are installed properly to prevent basement leaks and provide the safety and security you’re looking for. At Accu Egress Window Wells of Indianapolis, our team of experts can take care of this big job – thousands of customers across the region have trusted us with their egress window and window well needs. Give us a call to get started today!
Window Well Installation & Maintenance
At Accu Egress Window Wells of Indianapolis, we provide a range of egress options that include durable, customizable window wells. Thousands of local homeowners rely on our window wells to provide a safe means of exit from their basement egress windows while blending into the landscape and lasting for decades to come. Our window wells are made from the best materials and expertly installed, giving you the peace of mind that comes with a safe, reliable home upgrade.