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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"Crew was the best! Big thanks to Jake."

Crystal G.
New Richmond, WI
January 2, 2024

"We had 20 windows replaced … we went with triple pane windows. Lindus did a great job for us. They were very efficient and cleaned up after the job was finished."

Gary Z.
Mendota Heights, MN
December 14, 2023

"Best company! Best people! Fair price! You will be happy!"

Howard F.
Brooklyn Center, MN
December 14, 2023

"Our total experience with Lindus was amazing! Very responsive. Provided great egress windows at a reasonable price. Would use them again and recommend them to others."

Randy R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
July 25, 2023

"Quality people and a quality project."

Randal R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
July 20, 2023

"We are quite pleased with the way our project went. The Lindus folks have successfully managed to instill a culture of quality and customer service in throughout the entire business, which is rare these days.  Everyone we worked with carried that same attitude of wanting to do it right and make us happy. The installation went well and we are very satisfied."

Tim M.
Minneapolis, MN
June 20, 2023

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