Are you looking to add another bedroom in your basement? Or maybe just shed a little extra light in your dark basement? You should have egress windows installed!
An egress window is the best way to make it a legal living space by providing an exit in case of an emergency, which is its main purpose. In fact, it’s mandated by law to be wide enough for a full-grown man to fit in it and be able to pass through.
Aside from being a safe escape route, egress windows also bring many other benefits. Here are a few top ones:
They make way for sunlight and air – Basements, being underground, get little to zero natural light. With egress windows, you’re easily allowing sunlight to enter the room. Similarly, since egress windows can be opened, you’re also able to get natural ventilation from the air outside. Not only does this make your basement more functional and livable, but you’ll also be cutting costs on energy bills.
They add value to your home – Egress windows increase your home’s square footage. This means that you're likely to receive higher pay if you ever plan to sell your place. Moreover, egress windows add visual appeal to your house. You’ll definitely have guests and visitors admiring your abode a lot more!
Another great window option for your basement is glass block windows. These windows, first used during the 20th century, have clearly stood the test of time as they still prove popular today. Glass block windows are liked for their thickness and aesthetic look that you won’t see in any other window type.
Like an egress window, glass block basement windows also allow for natural sunlight to enter the room. They increase your home’s value significantly, too. Furthermore, both these window types, compared to regular ones, are more secure against water leaks and contribute to waterproofing your basement well.
There are many options for A+ Environmental egress and glass block windows that you can choose from to make it work for your needs or the design of your home in Madison, WI. Once we are finished, it's as if we weren't even there. Let us come take a look at your project!
Want to learn more about A+ Environmental, Inc.’s glass block and egress window installation services in Madison, WI? Feel free to get in touch with us today!