Across the board, finished basements are one of the best ways to add livable space to your home without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, they cost one-third to half as much as a similarly sized aboveground addition!
However, if your standard lot home wasn’t built with downstairs living in mind, the only way out of the basement is a stairwell to the ground level, usually leading to the kitchen (or a hallway just off it), where most fires start. In an emergency situation, you would then be trapped in the basement.
This is why most building codes require a basement egress door or window (“egress” derives from Latin words meaning to “step out”) for emergency exit and first responder access.
Egress Solutions, Inc is a distributor for several major manufacturers including Boman-Kemp, Bilco and Rockwell basement egress window systems.
Our new warehouse in Cinnaminson, 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.