How Egress Systems Work
Egress window systems are a combination of a Window Well, Window, Grate, Cover, and Ladder. They can be installed in both new construction and retro-fits. The key is the ability to be able to exit from inside the home in case of emergency and also have a first responder be able to enter to provide help as needed.
Why it is important to have Egress in your home?
Safety and Peace of Mind
95% of the homes built have a stairway that comes up from the basement into the kitchen or directly off the kitchen of the house. Most home fires originate in either the kitchen or the laundry room of a home. If the fire occurs in the kitchen you and/or your family members can become trapped in the basement. The egress system will enable you to safely exit the basement to a safe place outside the house.
Every room used for the purpose of sleeping requires a direct opening to the outdoors, to allow for emergency escape and rescue. Therefore, unless you have a walkout basement, you will need to include some form of egress for each sleeping room in a basement.
Fire safety is the cornerstone reason the IRC Egress Code has been enacted throughout the USA.
Egress window systems provide natural light, ventilation, and a means of egress or escape to any basement for lower level living.
Research has shown that it is 30% less expensive to build down when looking to add livable space to a home versus building up or out. Not only does an egress system make your basement room more livable and attractive, but it increases the resale value of your home.
Egress Solutions offers complete egress window systems for use in below grade remodeling or new construction. Proper basement egress is crucial to meeting safety code requirements and can greatly affect the resale value of your home.
Egress Solutions, Inc is a distributor for several major manufacturers including Boman-Kemp, Bilco and Rockwell basement egress window systems.
Our new warehouse in Tabernacle New Jersey is centrally located to make sure we can deliver a variety of sizes and systems to your location, or to the work area as needed.