FAQ 2017-11-03T22:19:57+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of warranty comes with my windows? 2017-11-03T22:36:25+00:00

Each brand has its own warranty.  They range from 2 years to lifetime warranties on some brands.

How long does it take to replace windows? 2017-11-03T22:36:30+00:00

The average window installation can be finished in 1-2 days once the windows arrive.  Depending on the window, whether it’s a standard or customer size, it can take 4-6 weeks to receive the windows.

What types of windows are there? 2017-11-03T22:36:35+00:00

Windows come in all shapes and sizes.  The most common types of window use in homes are single (one pane moves up and down) and double-hung (both panes move up and down).   But there are also:

Picture windows – non-opening windows that provide for the most unobstructed view.

Siding windows – often found in basements or bathrooms, these windows slide open horizontally.

Bay windows – project outward from the home forming a small ledge inside the home.

Casement windows – hinged on the side, these open outward as opposed to sliding vertically or horizontally.

How long does it take to install an egress window? 2017-11-03T22:17:42+00:00

Once the window arrives, which generally takes 2-3 weeks, excavation, framing and installation of the window can be done in as little as two days.  For more complex projects 3-4 days, weather permitting, of course!

What are the county’s requirements for an egress window? 2017-11-03T22:17:56+00:00

Douglas county requirements can be found here.

What are egress windows? 2017-11-03T22:18:07+00:00

Egress windows provide an emergency escape route from your basement.

Why should I add an egress window to my basement? 2017-11-03T23:13:45+00:00

There are two main reason.  First, safety.  Having an egress window is essential for the safety of an person occupying the basement.  In case of an emergency, such as a fire, the egress window could serve as the only means of exiting the basement.  Second, home value.  Having an egress window is necessary before your basement’s square footage can be counted as living space.  By adding a bedroom with an egress you can add 10-20x the cost of the install to the value of your home.

How large does the egress have to be? 2017-11-03T22:18:34+00:00

An egress must meet the International Residential Code (IRC) criteria. It should be a minimum of 20 inches wide and at least 24 inches high. The egress should also have a minimum net clear opening of 5.7 square feet and a maximum sill height of 44 inches above the floor.  This is to allow unimpeded exit from the basement.