Adding and egress window not only allows in a lot of natural light to the bedroom in the basement but also provides an escape route in case of fire. It is not legal to have a bedroom without the second route out.
If you would like to have an extra bedroom in the basement, you need to add an opening that would allow the person or people sleeping there to be able to exit the basement in case of fire. It needs to be an opening other than just the one door to the upper level.
A lot of people have perished because of not being able to escape their basement during an emergency. In some heartbreaking stories, fire fighters paid the sacrifice by saving trapped people in the basement. The number of people who weren’t able to escape continues to increase, which grabs the attention of many people and prompting them to do an immediate action.
Typically, majority of basements only have a single way in and out. If you think that having a single exit in your basement is dangerous, the best solution is installing egress windows.
If you like to install an egress basement window through DIY, it’s not impossible.
Third Coast Craftsman will show you how to install your very own egress basement window without the assistance of professionals. The best thing about this DIY home improvement project is that it doesn’t only add lots of light, but also it can boost your home’s value through enabling you count the space as a livable square footage and bedroom.