Are you planning to put your home on the market? You’ll want to ensure that you get the best price for it. Many people invest in home improvement projects not just to increase their enjoyment of their home but also to increase its value when they put it up for sale.
Egress windows are a great way to increase the value of your home. They do this in various ways.
- Increase the safety of the home
Increasing safety is one of the main motivators of installing egress windows for homeowners. Homeowners want to ensure that they not only meet building code standards but also provide a safe environment for their household.
These windows provide a means of exiting the building in case of an emergency. Emergency personnel can also gain access to the building through the window. Potential buyers will be glad to know that your home provides such a safety feature.
- Improves air quality
Basements are often dark and damp spaces. While you may not think much of your basement, its state affects the quality of air circulating in your home. If your basement is full of mold, the mold spores will be circulated in the air within your home where they can be inhaled by members of your household. Mold spores can cause a wide variety of health problems including allergies and respiratory issues.
An egress window will provide a means to ventilate the basement. You simply open the window to allow clean air into space and polluted air out. This will make a significant difference throughout the home.
Improved air quality means less chance of mold and pest infestations. Potential buyers will be glad to purchase a property that is free of these problems.
- Allows you to increase living square footage
Installing egress windows is the first step towards converting a basement into a living space. It is a requirement of building codes as well as health and safety standards. The egress window will be a source of natural light and will also provide ventilation for the space.
Converting your basement into a living space is an easy and affordable way to increase the square footage of your home. You won’t have to invest in construction. You’ll simply remodel an existing space into anything you can imagine.
Potential buyers will appreciate the extra space available. You will most likely get much more out of the sale of your home with an extra bedroom or game room.
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