Egress Windows

Staying up to code with egress windows

About Basement egress windows

Code requires basements with habitable space to have at least one openable emergency escape and rescue opening.

Where basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, emergency egress and rescue openings shall be required in each sleeping room, but shall not be required in adjoining areas of the basement.

If you’re thinking of remodeling your basement you’ll need an egress window and window well. The code requires they be subject to the following: Sill height of not more than 44″ above the floor, minimum net clear opening height of 24″, and a minimum net clear opening width of 20″. Window wells deeper than 44″ require a ladder or steps.

We can walk you through the process and take care of everything you need to add an egress window to an existing structure.

Our standard turn-key installation includes a quality Andersen CXW145 window and either a Bilco ScapeWEL or timber well, constructed by our carpenters. The price is the same. We also offer wells of various sizes in stone or masonry as well as double-wide units.

Not sure where to start? Contact us to set up an appointment or to discuss your project, we love to speak with our neighbors about our lifework.

Egress Window Project Examples


“Happy New Year Mike! Sally and I are very impressed with our new garage/workshop, and we know that we will be enjoying the new space  for many years to come.” Helmut B. (Chelsea)

Helmut B.

“The work is excellent, and we are very happy with it. MBK took care of every detail along the way, and accommodated our needs in scheduling work to be done.” Barbara L. (Ann Arbor)

Barbara L.

“The experience of the remodel was a gratifying and growth-promoting one for me, and now we have this beautiful house to live in.” Jeanette S. (Ann Arbor)

Jeanette S.

“The kitchen is great. The additional window makes an amazing difference and we are pleased with how everything else came together.”Catherine S.

Catherine S.

“We appreciate your work on our house, and we felt your guys were awesome on the job site. I appreciate their pride in the work” Kevin F. (Ann Arbor)

Kevin F.



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