Quickly and easily turn your basement and upstairs into a safer living space. Egress windows provide your family with more escape routes from your home, and they give you more access points for emergency personnel to save you and your family during a fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, over 3,900 people die every year in fires, and over 17,000 are seriously injured. The research concludes many of those deaths and injuries could have been avoided with a proper escape plan.

Egress windows provide you with more pathways leading out of the house. With egress windows properly installed your chances of escape during a fire or other emergency are greatly increased. For most homes out there, the only way you can get natural sunlight into your basement is with egress windows. Besides adding sunlight to your home, there are many new and exciting designs and styles you can choose. You have the choice of decorative materials like wood, stone, or even a brick pattern. You may also get composite window well liners that mimic natural materials, making for basement egress windows that are cost-effective, very attractive, and easy to install. You may even consider a layout with small planting beds that add color, life, and style to your home.

Adding egress windows in your basement works very well when it comes to increasing the value of your home. They are a key factor in bringing basement bedrooms and living areas up to Illinois code, and they add to your house’s overall square footage. Popular Mechanics magazine recently stated that adding egress windows to your basement could easily bring you 10 to 14 times your investment costs when you eventually sell your home. In addition, egress windows are built to protect you from basement flooding or damage by draining rainwater and melting snow safely away from your home’s foundation.

This can save you thousands of dollars in basement waterproofing costs and repairs, or even a hefty foundation repair job. Who wants that? Egress windows just happen to be one of those investments that will last for years to come, delivering you long-lasting value and protection. Contact ULB-DRY Waterproofing for information and a free estimate at www.reliablebasement.com or call (708) 978-7558.