Complete Egress Window Installs Starting at $1995 

Includes Labor and Materials

Egress Window FAQ's


Q:What if I have a bedroom in the basement?

A: If you have a bedroom in the basement, the egress window system must be located within the bedroom. If you have two bedrooms in the basement, two egress window systems must be installed-one within each bedroom.


Q: My basement is finished; can you still install the egress window system?

A: Absolutely. Approximately 80% of our installations are performed in finished basements. We go through the normal installation procedures outside the house. However, the inside is protected from damage or debris generated during the installation process. After the rough work is performed and window is installed, the City inspection must be completed. Once City inspector has signed off on the window install, the interior can be refinished to match the existing decor as if the window had always been there.


Q: How quickly can I get an estimate?

A: Instantly! Call us today for your free no obligation estimate. If desired you may schedule a appointment that is convenient for you. We will come to your home, listen to your needs, assess the situation, make recommendations, and provide you with a guaranteed price for your new egress system.


Q: How do you prevent my well from filling up with water?

A: First, proper drainage. If required, the preventative measure of installing a drainage pipe in the bottom of the well within the crushed stone base will be installed. Second, egress well covers are an option and can be used with the metal well. The cover, as the name implies, covers the well preventing water from entering the well and they are designed to shed water away from the house out into the yard.


Q: Do you guarantee against water leaks?

A: If we install a waterproof or water management system, we warranty. If we need to tap into an existing system, then no - we cannot be responsible for another company's work, regardless of who they are. If we install a sump pump just for the window, yes. However, the sump pump has a limited warranty. If there is an existing water drainage issue near the proposed installation location, it must be addressed prior to the installation of the egress system. The manufacturers of our windows guarantee them against leaks due to seal failures and stress cracks in the glass. The term of the warranty usually depends on which design you choose from different manufacturers.


Q: I would like my window installed near utilities - is that a problem?

A: No. In ALL instances, we call gopher state which prompts all of the utility companies that provide services to your home to come out and mark the area where their lines and pipes are buried. Most times, we have to hand dig the hole because the desired egress location is too close to the foundation wall, and sometimes in between the electrical service and the gas service.


Q: You are cutting into the foundation - will that weaken the structure?

A: Not with The Egress Window Company install. There are basically two scenarios. Scenario One, which is 95% of the time - we are cutting into an area which has virtually no loads bearing upon it (this is usually where the builder installs the standard basement windows). However, sometimes we are cutting into an area, which may have load bearing on it. If this is the scenerio, we apply a header above the window to distribute the weight. Rest assured, no mistakes are made, and the structural integrity of your house is never compromised.


Q: I have a stone foundation, is that a problem?

A: Not for The Egress Window Company. We have a mason who works with us on these types of installations. We dig the hole and the mason takes over. The mason takes the stone wall apart to create the required rough opening within the stone foundation. He installs an engineered steel angle to support the remaining stone above the opening. Then we proceed as usual with the remainder of the installation.


Q: How long will it take to install an egress window system?

A: We can usually complete the installation in one day, sometimes we ask for two days for multiple windows and Timber. If you have a finished basement, and you choose The Egress Window Company to finish the interior window trim, a second trip is required after the City has approved the window install. 


Q: Will there be a mess left behind?

A: No. We remove all job related debris in every project we undertake. Disposal of the concrete which was cut out of the foundation wall is included in our package price. We can take away all of the excavation dirt for a fee of $150. We utilize all of the stone that we bring by placing it in the well basin and completely backfilling the cavity between the well and the earth. Then, as we remove our equipment, we do our best to be sure that there are no traces of us ever being there. Whether you have a finished basement or an unfinished basement, it will be cleaned upon completion of the installation.


Q: Do I need a permit for the work?

A: Yes. A permit is required in all local, city, county municipalities for this type of work. We will complete and submit all of the paperwork required to obtain the permit unless otherwise already obtained. Your building permit fee for the Egress window is INCLUDED in our Package pricing.


Q: Do you have the proper Insurance coverage and are you a licensed contractor?

A: Yes, we are insured which is also required to be a licensed contractor. We hold a Minnesota Residential Building Contractors License which is required in order to pull the permit for your egress install. In addition to holding insurance and a license, we are an EPA Lead Certified Firm.


Q: I have decided to use The Egress Window Company - how do we begin?

A: Excellent choice! Give The Egress Window Company a call right now! Since we offer different designs, we must determine which one best meets your needs and desire. Call now and we can give you a proposal over the phone in most cases. After that we can schedule the the project; or allow you some time to consider our proposal. If you like, feel free to get other estimates! Regardless, we are here to answer any questions you might have, and we hope to be your contractor of choice - for life!



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