What is the purpose of having an egress window installed in my home?
Having an egress window installed in your home has so many benefits. First and foremost, the peace of mind knowing that you and your family are safe in the event of a fire in your home.That is certainly hard for anyone recover from by itself, but by simply installing egress window can keep it from becoming a tragedy. Secondly, the instant equitable value it brings to your home far surpasses the expense of having your egress window professionally installed. The bedroom in which the Egress window is installed, can then be considered compliant to code, and therefor become a legal bedroom. Investment property homeowners are also realizing the benefits by minimizing their liability risk when having egress windows installed. Last but not least, the egress window completely transforms the space in terms of converting what is normally a dark and dingy basement into a beautiful, bright, and a naturally lit living area. There a lot of options homeowners have when considering remodeling projects for their home. There are only a few that will add Safety, Value, and Beauty all in one phone call made to Great Escape Egress windows and wells.
We can enlarge an existing window well to meet the latest building codes or replace a deteriorated one.
Having window wells that meet the latest building codes is important for the safety of your family while enjoying your basement space. Our goal is to complete the work in a timely manner with minimal impact to your busy schedule but also to ensure we leave your home and landscaping beautiful with everything in its place.
A typical galvanized, corrugated window well will last well over 30 years. The most common cause of window well premature deterioration is ground conductivity. To preserve your investment in your home and its window wells, we offer a 5 year guaranty (call for guarantee details) of non-conductivity on our window wells.
Cutting the concrete to make way for Egress Windows can often significantly brighten your basement living space.
Projects can often require moving air ducts, dryer vents, air intakes, and other important parts of your home ventilation systems. We are happy to cut or drill through the existing structure and reroute these crucial components to ensure your family maintains safety and home air quality.
Concrete cutting and core drilling are highly skilled trades that should be left to the professionals as the equipment to do them right is extremely specialized. If required on-site, we will coordinate all required services from bid through completion of cutting and drilling.
Note: Images feature Brandon with Cut and Core.
Every structural modification is handled individually because we understand that your home is unique.
Sometimes homes need changes to maintain stability and safety and other time structural modifications are need to support your dream renovations. What ever the case may be, we will follow to the letter the engineer's design including new footings for the foundation , wall stiffeners, steel frames and lintels, structural wood headers or epoxy injections.
Great Escape Egress is happy to work directly with an engineer to save you time and confirm that we are on the sage page. We will also save you the hassle and ensure that all plans provided by an engineer are approved through the building department of your local municiplaity.
Sometimes all a basement needs is a new more beautiful view to match the unique look of your home.
We specialize in working with all types of materials from hand laid natural stone or brick, to timber, and even composite liners for existing wells. Whatever best suits your needs and budget.
Before beginning any work, we sit down with you to discuss your needs for continuity with your home and the rest of the landscape. We are happy to make recommendations depending on depth, existing construction and any special needs of your family, but ultimately the decision is always yours.
Water damage always seems to occur at the most inconvenient times and can often destroy the beauty of your home.
During these stressful times, we will come out to your home and diagnose the root cause of the water problem - negative drainage, ground water, or possibly downspout or gutter issues are the most common.
We will quickly assemble a mitigation plan to address the root cause including proper grading, proper setting height of window well, gutter and downspout relocation or repair, and base drains to tie into sump pump or perimeter drainage system. Finally, we will also discuss any repairs to the window, structure, or landscaping to ensure your home quickly returns to is pristine state.
Every Egress install window or window well must have positive drainage grading away from the foundation. This is critical to ensure no flooding occurs or hydro-static pressure be misplaced on the foundation wall which can cause major damage including cracking, settling, heaving, separation as well as walls moving out of plumb. All of which are very expensive to have corrected by a foundation repair company, and can be easily avoided in most cases with proper grading and drainage.
Our pricing is very structured in order to ensure accurate, fair, and affordable estimates on-site for every customer. However, we do offer a 5% discount to all active and retired military personnel, Police, and Firefighters. That is the best way we know how to show our appreciation and gratitude for theirs and their families' courage and sacrifice for our safety and protection of the freedom we all enjoy. We also value honest, high quality, and long lasting business relationships with licensed contractors here in Colorado. Therefore, licensed contractors will also receive a 5% discount.