Basement windows tend to be one of the most common areas for energy loss in a home. This is because all windows are thinner, lighter, and nowhere near as effective in maintaining your conditioned space when compared to the walls they’re built into.
Basement window wells are unique in their ability to bring natural light into your home. Egress window wells are especially important in your basement as they can transform the mood from that of a dungeon to a bright, welcome space in your home – as well as provide important means of exit in an emergency.
If your basement windows are old, ugly, and drafty, they are probably costing you more money than you think. When basement windows and window wells are not of quality construction, they won’t protect your basement from the elements. Instead, they allow excess moisture, humidity, and cold drafts to enter your basement, along with ants, termites and other pests.
At CARE, we recommend the following upgrades:
During cold Mid-Atlantic winters, the wind will beat against your basement windows and rapidly pull heat away from your home. This leads to serious energy losses, especially if you have single-paned steel windows. At CARE, our egress window wells are constructed from a single mold that is large enough to let light in, but is much more energy efficient and durable than older steel and aluminum basement windows.
Our durable well cover also adds a layer of protection against the elements by firmly sealing off the window well itself from the outside, while allowing light to pass through freely. Rated to support up to 500 pounds, our well covers add an element of safety as well as comfort.
Old-fashioned basement windows typically have metal frames and single-pane glass. When the metal rusts, the window pane no longer fits properly in the frame, leaving room for drafts and energy loss.
CARE has a solution. Our energy efficient vinyl windows are a dramatic durability and efficiency improvement over older basement windows. Insulated, double-pane glass in our egress windows adds another layer of efficiency over drafty single-pane windows. Instead of living with a weathered look, difficult operation and poor energy performance, have CARE install new vinyl basement windows.
Installing an egress window can complete your basement finishing project. Enlarge the window opening, allow for more natural light and, satisfy newer building code requirements for an emergency escape route from your basement.
Our egress windows feature rugged, no-maintenance vinyl frames that are easy to operate. Insulated glass ensures energy-efficient performance. Our specially designed window wells offer the appearance of fine masonry with the strength and durability of heavy-duty composite construction. The one-piece design eliminates the potential for leaks and features a built-in step. A clear, polycarbonate cover keeps your window well clear of rain and debris.
Upgrading your basic basement window to an egress window can completely transform your basement. Enlarge the window opening, allow for more natural light and, satisfy newer building code requirements for an emergency escape route from your basement. Our egress windows feature no-maintenance vinyl frames that are easy to use. Insulated glass ensures energy-efficient performance. Specially designed window wells offer the appearance of masonry with the durability of heavy-duty composite construction. A one-piece design eliminates the potential for leaks and features a built-in step in case of emergency.
When you replace your old, outdated basement windows with new, energy efficient ones, you add comfort, value, and energy efficiency to your home. When the time comes to make the upgrade, we have the long-lasting, energy saving solution you need. Call or email us today for a free egress window inspection and cost estimate.
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