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Egress Windows Are Required For Finished Basements

Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Jessica Cregan


A homeowner located in Goldsboro, MD is finishing the basement and wanted an Egress window to go along with the basement. Along with the Egress window, the homeowner wanted a Rockwell, which is a convenient fire escape out of the basement. The Egress cover was installed to cover the window and Rockwell but can easily be lifted to exit the basement in case of a fire. 

A Polycarbonate Cover keeps leaves and debris out while allowing natural sunlight to enter your basement. While they are not intended for continual foot traffic, the 10mm fluted polycarbonate cover will hold up to 500 lbs. of a weight and prevent family members from accidentally falling into the window well.

The Rockwell has duplicated the look of real stone so you don't have to look out of your new basement windows at a plastic looking well. An integral step allows easy exit if ever needed. Rockwell window wells are a one-piece rigid composite construction that will not collapse from backfill or allow water to leak through the well walls. They are UV stable, rust and rot proof, and stand up to extreme temperatures.

Did you know that all finished basements are required to have an Egress opening by code? Anyone buying or selling a house with a finished basement should be aware. Many people wait last minute to get an Egress window because they do not know it is required or just do not take the initiative. Get a head start today on installing your Egress window by contacting DryZone for a free no-obligation inspection and we can work closely with you on installing an Egress window and Rockwell. 

DryZone was able to satisfy the Goldsboro, MD homeowner by installing the Egress window, Rockwell, and Egress window cover that the homeowners wanted! Protecting your investment is our number one priority. 

The basement is completely finished and the sunlight fills the entire finished basement.Rockwell window wells are a one-piece rigid composite construction that will not collapse from backfill or allow water to leak through the well walls.Rockwell has duplicated the look of real stone so you don't have to look out of your new basement windows at a plastic looking well.

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