If you do a quick online search to try to figure out what egress window will be best for you then you’ll be overwhelmed. When choosing an egress window there are so many different styles, shapes, sizes and not to mention the cost of egress windows varies greatly from window to window. How does a homeowner make a decision?

Keep reading below and we’ll walk you through a few different ways to help you understand how to best choose an egress window.

Make sure it’s an egress window.

This first point is not a joke and it’s not a play on words. We want to make sure the window that you’re purchasing is actually an egress window. Okay, so the next question will be what is an egress window?

An egress window is a window that is designed to be large enough for someone to make an escape through the window both in and out of the home. The window must also meet building codes (IRC code). The IRC code requires a minimum opening area: 5.7 sq. ft., minimum opening height: 24″, and minimum opening width: 20″ for a window.

Not all windows are treated equally. You want to make sure the window your purchasing is a legitimate egress window.

What’s your budget for the egress window?

After you’ve figured out which windows are egress windows you want to think about what you’re willing to spend on the window. Egress windows are like cars. They come in all types of shapes, sizes, make, and models etc. At Redi-Exit.com we offer a variety of egress windows so customers can shop within their budget. If you want an economy egress window then you are good to go. If you want a luxury or premium egress window then we got you covered.

You can visit this page if you want to buy egress window now: https://redi-exit.com/product-category/egress-windows/

Don’t get too caught up in the overall look and appearance. Make sure you shop around. The main point of an egress window is to make sure it passes IRC code. There’s no need to break the bank for a window that hidden in the basement.

What style do you want?

We briefly mentioned that egress windows come in all types of styles. You can choose from a variety of styles such as a standard casement inswing window, a double hung window, acrylic block windows, casement outswing windows and even sliding egress windows.

If you can’t make a decision, it’s not your fault. There are a ton of options and It can be a little confusing. We typically ask customers a simple question. What type of windows do you currently have in your home?

Many homeowners have double-hung windows in their homes. These are the type of windows that slide up and down. If this is the case then get a single hung in-swing, which will match perfectly with the rest of your house. You don’t have to match your home, but it makes the most sense to do it this way.

Extras and Addons

You’ve figured out what an egress window is. You’ve figured out the budget for the window and you’ve even nailed down the style. Now you have to figure out the bells and whistles. Most people don’t even want anything fancy with their windows. Most people just want the cheapest thing they can get. However, other people want to add grids to match the glass. Many people want added energy efficiency. You can also change the colors, add nicer hardware etc. There is really no right or wrong way to figure out the addons. However, as a general rule of thumb try to match with the rest of your house for aesthetics.

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Hello, my name is Karen Cole 40 years-old woman, living in Philadelphia, United States. I am the founder and editor-in-chief of the HealthBenefitAdmin online magazine and I am responsible for the published content that would help my precious readers to live as happily, healthily and sustainability as possible.