What Is An Egress Window?

An egress window is one that local building codes have defined as large enough for safe entry or exit in case of an emergency. Hence, why egress windows are often referred to as basement escape windows.  Most of the escape windows that are popular in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and western Wisconsin are available as egress window options—double-hung, casement, awning, and sliding windows, for instance. Because egress basement windows provide an emergency means of leaving a dwelling, safety codes require them in bedrooms or any habitable space in the basement. As a trusted home improvement contractor since 1979, Lindus construction installs every type of egress window with energy-efficient features that can trim your energy bills and custom design options, like frame color, grille patterns, and decorative hardware that will make your home shine.

Egress Windows Practically Designed for Minnesota and Wisconsin Weather

Like any type of window, egress windows experience wear and tear over time, especially during harsh seasons. As the deterioration progresses, windows often allow drafts into the home or may even show signs of condensation between the panes, and when those conditions surface, replacement windows with a more energy-efficient design may be warranted. At Lindus Construction, we offer egress window options that can reduce energy costs and keep your home comfortable through the seasons. These windows:

  • Are made of cost-efficient vinyl or hardwearing fiberglass
  • Feature energy-efficient components like low-E glass, multiple layers of metallic coating, and specially insulated glass engineered to provide maximum thermal efficiency and comfort

For more information about our huge selection of egress windows, contact us to set up a complimentary at-home consultation. We serve homeowners throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, and western Wisconsin, and back our installation services with a lifetime workmanship guarantee.

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"We live in an old house with old windows, including a large round window on the second floor that was leaking. We searched for 18 months for a company that would replace the round window and had no luck. The response was always that replacing it would be too hard and that they wouldn’t be able to guarantee the work. We were so relieved and happy to finally find Lindus. They replaced the round window and three other problem windows, including an old egress window.  We will definitely use Lindus Construction again for our old house needs."

Sharon L.
Minneapolis, Mn
March 20, 2023

"Hunter was just a pleasure to work with him and I just thought I'd let you know."

David L.
Minneapolis, MN
November 28, 2022

"Experience was great!"

Brad V.
Minneapolis, MN
November 17, 2022

"Lindus has put in our windows, gutters, and roof. Workers are very professional. Products are excellent. Communication is great. I recommend this company to all my friends and family."

Sally R.
White Bear Lake, MN
September 19, 2022

"We had an egress window installed, and it was completed, inside and outside in one day. The workers were friendly, hard-working, and skilled. They worked together as a team, and there was nothing to clean up when they drove away. We are so pleased with their workmanship and their friendly demeanors."

Jane F.
Hamburg, MN
August 13, 2022

"Eric is great. We used him on my mom’s house for several projects: new doors, windows, re-insulating the inside of the roof in upstairs bedrooms, tearing down & rebuilding the garage. My sister also used Eric to install LeafGuard® on her own house, build her a new deck, and install a metal roof. We recently had a meeting to discuss building a new deck for me, to replace the old one. We will be using no-maintenance materials, so no more sanding, staining, painting."

James N.
Minneapolis, MN
July 20, 2022

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