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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"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

"Thank you for a job well done.  We are very impressed with our new windows."

Bill & Gini R.
Maple Grove, MN
May 27, 2022

"I need to tell you how totally pleased we were with Lindus. The whole experience was top shelf!! Several neighbors have already asked about you guys and we’re happy to see endorse your company."

Judy L.
Minnetonka, MN
May 12, 2022

"I'm very happy with it and the crew was amazing!"

Isaiah B.
St. Paul, MN
March 22, 2022

"I've used Lindus Construction many times: roof, windows and recently an egress window. I would never hire anyone else. I know I can trust their work. The best."

Kathie R.
Eden Prairie, MN
February 14, 2022

"Lindus Construction was selected to replace six windows in my home. The crew arrived on schedule and performed the installation in two days. The workers did a great job and were very careful in cleanup and avoiding the tracking of snow into my living space. The work was carried out in a very professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend the company to others."

Tom N.
Apple Valley, MN
February 10, 2022

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