Egress Window Well Installers in Milwaukee & Waukesha County
WISCONSIN PROFESSIONALS INSTALL EGRESS WINDOWS
Based out of Pewaukee, Rion installs waterproof egress window wells for customers across the greater Milwaukee area and Waukesha County. His team taps into 15+ years of experience to deliver meticulous, expertly crafted results.
When you call Rion to install an egress window in your basement, you receive high-quality results while staying up to code and even making your basement more watertight.
Egress windows are important emergency exits. These windows are paired with a well and ladder or with a sloping pathway so anyone in your basement can escape in case of a fire. Egress windows prevent people from becoming trapped in the basement of a burning house.
That's why building codes almost always require egress windows if you have any bedrooms in your basement.
“We were so happy with their quality work, we decided to have RION’s team install an egress window and landscape to complete our basement remodeling project.”
Don't need a new egress window in your home? Check out some of our other popular basement waterproofing services!
Restoration Specialists Offer Basement Window Services
A good egress window has to keep water out of your basement.
If the window well is not properly waterproofed, drainage could collect in the well and seep into your basement, causing interior damage, furniture rot, destroyed electrical equipment, disgusting mold growth and a daunting mess to clean up.
That's why it's best to have your egress window installed by a company that specializes in waterproofing. Our contractors will rim the window well with exterior sheet metal that protrudes higher than the ground outside. Even if rainwater floods towards your house, this height difference (combined with a window well cover) will prevent water from entering your basement.
For egress windows that have sloping pathways instead of window wells, we can install other drainage options to protect your basement.
Benefits of Egress Window Installation
Besides the obvious drainage benefits, there are many other advantages to having an egress window installed, including:
- Additional ventilation that lowers energy bills
- Great source of natural light
- Efficient emergency exit
- Ornate addition to your basement
Egress windows are an effective and convenient escape route in the case of a house fire. Fatality rates in simple residential fires are exceptionally high for basement dwellings where there are few exits.
Our Milwaukee egress window installation services provide simple and affordable additions to any basement, giving homeowners peace of mind.
Egress Windows Satisfy Building Code Requirements
R311.1 of the International Residential Code states:
“All dwellings shall be provided with a means of egress as provided in this section. The means of egress shall provide a continuous and unobstructed path of vertical and horizontal egress travel from all portions of the dwelling to the exterior of the dwelling at the required egress door without requiring travel through a garage.”
A dwelling refers to any area where people sleep. If your home has any bedrooms or other sleeping areas in the basement, building code requirements enforce that your home must have an egress window or some other form of proper escape attached to it. By not having your home up to code, you risk hefty fines, insurance quarrels and the value of your home can even plummet.
Egress Window Code in Wisconsin
|Current State Codes for Egress Windows|
|Minimum Width of Opening||20 inches|
|Minimum Height of Opening||24 inches|
|Minimum Net Clear Opening||5.7 sq feet (5.0 sq feet for ground floor)|
|Maximum Sill Height Above Floor||44 inches|
Spare bedrooms must be taken into account in order to be code compliant. Any area that is reserved as a living space must have some form of egress that follows the guidelines above. Stacked stone egress window wells offer an easy exit in case of emergency while maintaining the style of your home and protecting it from water seepage. Metal grates may be added; however, they must be easily removed without the use of special tools in the case of an emergency.
Egress Windows for Older Homes
Older homes can be a great investment, especially for first-time homeowners. They are affordable, offer a retro feel and their architectural features are gorgeous. However, many older homes were built long before egress codes were put into place. This can be extremely dangerous. Without an egress window, firefighters are left without a way into your basement and you are also left without any escape route. Egress window wells won't detract from the look of your classic home. We offer different materials including stone and wood to maintain form while updating function. Securing the perimeter and effectively repelling water can only increase the value of your home.
Rion Waterproofing doesn’t need a preexisting window to install an egress window. If your house is built on a slant, we may even be able to install your window above grade. Our crew will handle every part of the installation process including the window, window well and all necessary drainage.
We install three different types of egress windows, including:
- Insulated Casement Windows
- Double Hung Windows
- Sliders (windows that move from side to side)
If you currently have an existing window, it may be necessary to replace a smaller window with a larger one in order to meet specific code requirements. Call Rion Waterproofing today to see if your basement is up to code, and let us help you create a safer, more comfortable living space.
Waterproofing Company Serves Cities Throughout Southeastern Wisconsin
Rion Waterproofing specializes in a variety of different interior and exterior basement waterproofing services. From fixing your leaky basement to stopping all sources of leaks, our list of satisfied clients is constantly growing. Get your Southeastern Wisconsin home basement up to code with our egress window installation services.