There are a number of reasons to consider installing egress windows in your basement. First, updating your old windows with new, energy-efficient models can help save money on your energy bills and heating/cooling costs. Also, if you are planning to sell your home in the near future, egress windows also add financial value to the property.
In addition, egress windows can provide you and your loved ones with a safe route to escape in the event of an emergency. For example, in case of a fire, burglary or other situations in which you must quickly evacuate, egress windows are large enough that everyone from children to adults can fit through safely. Since these windows are relatively simple to open, family members of all ages may use them with little to no difficulty.