Egress Windows | How KC Coring Can Help!

KC Coring and Cutting has worked on some of the most significant construction projects in KC. However, our crews are available for small residential jobs as well. For example, if you need help cutting a hole for the installation of an egress window in your KC house, contact KC Coring and Cutting. This is not an appropriate job for a do-it-yourselfer!

Why You Need an Egress Window

There are aesthetic, safety, legal, and financial reasons that you need an egress window in your home. But first, let’s define the term.
  An egress window is designed for a person to escape from a basement in the event of an emergency. They are typically installed in finished basements but can also be used in unfinished spaces. Here are the reasons you may need one.

Egress windows add natural light and airflow into your space.

An egress window can make the room more comfortable if you use your basement as a living area or bedroom. Your uncovered egress window will let in natural light and allow airflow to help combat musty smells. 

Egress windows can be used as an exit in case of an emergency.

Even though an egress window can improve the aesthetic of your basement, it has a more critical application. An egress window will allow people to exit your home during a house fire or other type of emergency. Because of this application . . . 

Egress windows are required in Kansas City homes. 

Homes in the Kansas City Metro must follow the International Residential Code. Part of the IRC states, “ Basements, habitable attics and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency escape and rescue opening. Where basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, emergency egress and rescue openings shall be required in each sleeping room.”    The exact window size and minimum net clear opening required may vary depending on your municipality. Check with your city offices to obtain the requirements of your egress window. Even if you don’t have one now, you may be required to install one before you sell your home. 

Installing an egress window can make your home more attractive to buyers.

Your egress window will make your basement more comfortable. In addition, having one already installed will make your home more attractive to buyers who plan to finish the area.

Why You Should Use KC Coring and Cutting for Your Egress Window

Please understand – KC Coring and Cutting is not a window company. However, if you need someone to cut into your home’s foundation, it’s essential that you use a company that is knowledgeable and experienced in construction and demolition. KC Coring and Cutting has been serving the KC area for more than 40 years, and throughout those years, we have helped countless homeowners with this type of project.   So, if you need help cutting into your foundation to install an egress window on your KC home, contact KC Coring and Cutting at 816-523-2015.

KC Coring & Cutting Construction, Inc.
7240 Central St.
Kansas City, MO 64114