Types of Windows
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Egress windows are basement windows that provide occupants with a safe exit during an emergency. In the states of Missouri and Illinois, egress windows are a requirement in all basement bedrooms and must meet certain size standards. In addition to ensuring the safety of your loved ones, egress windows are also a great way to add natural light to a typically dark basement.
Stratum Structural Systems is the premier egress window installer in St. Louis. As an experienced basement repair contractor, we’ve dealt with every type of basement with various special needs. Whether you’re working on new construction or retrofitting an older home, we can help you meet local building codes and choose the right type of window for your basement. We offer the following types of egress windows.
Types of Egress Windows
- Slider – A slider window slides horizontally, providing half of the window opening for egress. This attractive, easy-to-operate style is unobtrusive and easier for children and seniors to use.
- Inswing – An inswing window is like a casement window in reverse. This style is hinged on one side and, when open, allows the entire window frame for egress.
- Vertical – A vertical window is a more traditional style in which the operating section lifts vertically to allow for egress. Vertical windows fit well in traditional spaces with large window wells.
When you work with us for your egress window project, it won’t take you long to understand why we’re the basement repair contractor that St. Louis turns to. We have access to a vast network of manufacturers and suppliers of egress windows, which allows us to help design just the right window for each customer’s desired space. Stratum doesn’t hire 100% commission sales people who will do or say anything just get the sale! Our experts will never pressure you to spend money on something you don’t need.