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Question DetailsAsked on 3/10/2015

how much should it cost to install an egress window in an bedroom?

bedroom has window but it does not meet the egress window standard. How much would it cost to change existing window to a egress window?

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Be SURE to get the local egress window design sheet from your local building department - it spells out maximum height from floor, minimum open dimensions, etc. You do NOT want to sink a bunch of money into this just to find out when you go to sell that it is not to code for the time it was built.


The cost of course depends significantly on the materials you have to cut out to put in the window - wood studwall (say oer a half-height basement wall) easiest, concrete or structural brick more expensive, fieldstone or mortared boulder wall the most expensive.


BTW - taking exposure and security and such into account, if the cutting can be in wood wall for the entire window, consider if perhaps it would be better (more natural light) to install the egress window in a new location (preferably at opposite end from stairs or door for safety) so you get a new window for your money. Of course, if cutting through block or concrete or such to put it in,will be cheaper to replace existing one because about half the necessary opening cuts are already done. be sure to check local code requirements - some areas require ALL basement living space windows to be egress types, some require a reflective Emergency Egress sign on the legal one or a Not An Egress signs on the ones that are not, if some are legal and some are not.


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Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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is it in a basement, is it cement brick block or stone.m? you need a masonary contrractor to cut the opening first off.

Answered 4 years ago by the new window man

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