Basement Egress Window – Decide on a good location and the size of your exit window by analyzing what the most natural light wall offers and how the window blends better into the exterior aesthetics of your home. Also take a serious look at the physical obstacles, such as access to the window from the outside and existing pipes, wiring and utilities that you will have to avoid. If natural light is important, it may be happier to place the window facing east or south, since natural light is very good from these directions.
Once it has been created its opening, treated with the pressure of use, rot-resistant wood to build an opening frame in the wall to fix the new window tabs a. If you are installing a larger 46-inch window, you may need to install a new head beam along the top of the window opening for added stability. Place the window in the opening prepared according to the manufacturer’s instructions for hanging, shims and secure it to the rough frame. Once the window is installed, you will have to patch, isolate and resurface the edges of the opening. The style of finishes to choose will have to match or complement the existing exterior, be it stucco, siding or wooden boards. The interior finish will vary according to the style of your decoration, but typically be painted wood frames, frames, and moldings.
12 Picture Gallery: Installation of the Basement Egress Window
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