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Question DetailsAsked on 6/29/2014

I need larger windows which include cutting in the foundation and larger window wells where do i start?

I would like to make legal egress for my basement bedrooms.

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With a remodel general contractor - will require a concrete subcontractor to cut the opening larger (or GC renting a large concrete saw), then the GC probably frame the opening and putting in the window well and putting in an egress legal well or stairs (many areas require stairs if window sill is more than 24 inches below ground level), then GC or window installer putting in the window and sealing it.

Cost highly variable depending on situation and contractor so get several bids for sure - I have never seen for less than $500 for just a window, and commonly $1000-1500 plus with window plus basement exit steps or window well. Could use a Handyman to cut cost, but you are risking getting a job that will not pass inspection when you sell the house, so I would not go that route.

More answers to that question following this too. Here is a prior similar question with responses too FYI -

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


concreat , foundation experts, to cut the opening first, make sure to check local codes for egress size requirements etc. waterproofing could and should be done at this same time, might as well. a window company can make deliver and install what you need but the opening has to be done right first.

Answered 5 years ago by the new window man

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