If you are considering a basement renovation, excellent idea! However, if a new bedroom is part of your plan, in case of fire, an egress window is code. At least one window in each bedroom must be of sufficient size (5.7 sq. feet) to permit the occupants the ability to escape a fire, and to allow a fully outfitted firefighter (with oxygen tank) to enter. County Codes and regulations in Virginia simply will not allow a basement bedroom without one. And because this is a recent ruling in many parts of the country, most existing basements were not built with egress windows.
Thankfully, you need not be restricted by the basement your house was built with. We can solve this problem for you by adding an egress window that meets all code requirements for egress. Although this may be a dusty project, there’s nothing particularly complicated about it, and by hiring us, as opposed to some other contractors out there, your savings can be substantial.
If you are planning to expand your basement to add in an extra room or furnish up space to use it for any other purpose, you need to follow state regulations and install egress windows doors in Northern Virginia. A basement egress window is necessary in case of a fire for appropriate ventilation.
What will you get for your investment in an egress window? The added light let in by the new, deep window. The sensory difference can be outstanding. In basements, more so than elsewhere, light is a critical design element in basement design which is usually absent.