Did you know that leaky, drafty basement windows can be a real drain on your homes heating and cooling efficiency? If your Utah home has a basement, you want to be sure your windows are doing their job. Advanced Window Products is Utah's #1 window company. We pride ourselves in offering our customers amazing service and great products, all at fair prices. Contact us today if you have any basement window replacement needs.

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Basement Windows Explained

Basement windows have at least two functions. First, they increase the safety of your home. Basement windows must be large enough for an average-sized person to fit through them in the event of an emergency. People can use them to escape above ground if there is a fire or other hazard preventing them from using the stairs. For this reason, basement windows must also open.

Basement windows can also have an aesthetic function. Larger egress windows can have a pleasing aesthetic to them. They can also allow much more light into your basement than the old style rectangular windows can. If you're considering replacing basement windows, these egress style windows area great choice to consider.

Replacing Basement Windows

If you're looking for efficiency options basement windows are a great place to start. New windows with better insulation and seals will help you save on your heating and cooling bills.

If you're looking at replacing basement windows, it's important to know that there are many styles available today.

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Casement Windows

Casement windows, or basement crank windows, are a traditional style. These openusing a crank handle, and they are generally easier to open than other styles. Casement windows

aren't always egress-friendly, which is something to keep in mind when considering them for a basement.

Slider Windows

Slider windows work on a sliding system similar tosliding glass doors. These exist in egress sizes and in smaller sizes. Make sure you know whether the sizes that fit your property are certified for egress.

In addition to the convenience of sliding, basement slider windows have additional features that help drainage to occur properly, keeping rainwater out of your basement.

Single-Hung and Double-Hung Windows

Both single-hung and double-hung windows are your traditional window styles. These are the classic windows that appear on the front of most homes. The difference between the two is that both panels can slide up and down on double-hung windows. With single-hung windows, it's just one.

Single- and double-hung basement windows are necessarily shorter. The presence of two panes in such a narrow space makes egress difficult with this style.

Basement Windows: Frequently Asked Questions

One of the essential parts of every basement in Utah is an egress window. An egress window is a window in the basement that is large enough for people to escape in case of an emergency. Some older basements have windows that are too small for someone to use. These should be enlarged so that someone can use them to escape. In general, an egress window needs to be within 44 inches of the floor, at least 20 inches wide, and at least 24 inches tall. An egress window must also be able to be opened from the inside.
Yes! Everyone should make sure they have an egress or basement window present. If the basement does not have a basement or egress window, you cannot technically call your basement a bedroom. Therefore, this could impact your home’s value when you go to sell it in the future.

Yes! If you already have basement windows and they are too small for someone to fit through, you can undoubtedly enlarge them. With our custom basement windows, we can cut a slightly larger hole in the wall. We can then use our basement window replacement services to remove the smaller one and replace it with a larger one. We can even install sliding basement windows if that is what you prefer.

When you measure basement windows, you want to measure the width and height of the actual window frame and not the window sash. This means that if you already have a basement window present, you want to measure along with the basement structure itself and not the frame of the window that we are going to be removing during the installation process. If you need help measuring your basement windows, we can certainly help you with this.

If your basement has already been finished, we can certainly still install a basement window system in your home in Utah. We routinely work on basements that have already been completed. Furthermore, it is not unusual for older basements to have windows that are too small for someone to fit through. We are used to dealing with finished basements, and we can help you take your finished basement and install windows that are large enough to be used in the event of an emergency. We will also help you get the city inspection completed. This may increase the value of your home as well.
Yes! If you would like to install an egress or basement window in Utah, you need to make sure you have the right permits. This is another area in which we can help you. We have a tremendous amount of experience installing basement windows of all types. Therefore, we can take a look at your home and help you fill out the appropriate paperwork to have your basement window permit approved.

Choosing the Right Basement Window Replacement

If you’re still unsure about your basement window replacement needs, consider the downside if you don’t do so. Your old, inefficient windows are having an effect on your utility bills, and if your windows can’t easily open, you could be putting people in danger.

If you’re ready to discuss replacing basement windows in your home, call Advanced Window Products today at (801) 505-9622 or request a free quote online. Our highly trained installation crew is fast and efficient. Right now we're also offering 0% financing for 24 months!

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