Egress Window and Door Contractor , Northern Virginia and Washington DC is Phoenix Home Services. We have unquestionably become the expert contractor in Northern Virginia for expert egress window and door installation professionals. A egress window or door allows a emergency exit from your basement in case of a fire. If you are planning on remodeling a basement in Northern Virginia or Washington DC an egress window or door will be required by code. Additional egress windows will be required for all bedrooms in your basement. Remodeling a basement without meeting egress requirements could place your property in jeopardy of being in violation of building codes. Its required to obtain a building permit that includes an egress window or door, for any basement remodeling project. Virginia and Washington D.C. building codes for egress windows are based on the IBC 2012 requirements. Not all licensed contractors can install egress windows 4, in Virginia it requires a contractor that holds a RBC endorsement to pull the necessary permits for your egress window project. Phoenix Home Services hold a RBC Class A contractors license which allows us to pull the necessary permits to build and install a egress winnow or door project.
Permit Requirements For Egress
Construction of an egress window in Virginia and Washington DC will require a permit. Plans might be needed to be drafted by a professional engineer. All aspects of the plan will be reviewed by the county building department, and the plan will need to meet criteria from the current 2012 building codes. When Phoenix Home Services has obtained the building permit, we will call Miss Utility to get a ticket before excavation of your egress window or door project. Additional permits for electrical and plumbing permits may also be required for your egress window or door installation.
Egress Window Requirements
When planing a egress window installation the building code requires a window that is a minimum of 5.7 sq feet opening. To obtain 5.7 sq feet code requirement we most often use a vinyl casement style window for our egress window installations. For code complacency a egress window must be 44″ or less from the floor of your basement floor. If the a window well is greater than 30” deep and adjacent to a walkway, a guard or cover must be provided. If a cover is required, it must be operable without a key or tool. If your egress window well is deeper than 44 inches deep an escape ladder, with rungs no more than 15 inch will need to be installed to meet local building codes. The egress window ladder must be a permanent ladder attached to the walls of your egress window well.
Egress Well Dimensions
Your egress widow well design will need to meet a minimum size of 9 square feet 3’x3’. Seeing that most of of Phoenix Home Services window wells are built form cinder block constriction sometimes the window wells will be constructed slightly larger to compensate for on site conditions.
Cutting A Egress Window Or Door
Cutting a egress window or door opening in your basement foundation requires a great amount of skill and experience. If your basement wall was constructed with poured concrete we will cut the opining with a hydraulic ring saw to create the egress opening. It is much easier if your basement wall was built with cinder block. If we are creating a egress winnow where no window exists it will have to support the load of the removed concrete. The basment wall cdut out will be support is supported with ether steel angle iron or concrete lintels.
Drainage Requirements For Egress Windows
Drainage for your egress window or basement walkout is a very important factor. Failure to properly address drainage could spell disaster for your newly created living space. The topography of your lot will determine the appropriate method for discharging water from the window well. In many cases a sump pump may be required.
Depending on your budget and taste many of our customers want their egress window wells to be constructed so that it compliments the architecture of the home. Egress windows and door installations can include finishing options including stone veneer , brick veneer or parging.
Our Services Area For Egress Windows and Door Installations
We build egress windows and egress walkouts for homeowners in Northern Virginia and Washington DC. We install our egress window systems in If you Live in the Northern Virginia area including Fairfax county, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Prince William County Washington DC, or Alexandria City,. Phoenix has been home improvement contractor in Annandale, Ashburn, Aldie, Arcola, Burke, Broadlands , Brambleton, Bristow, Broadlands, Dulles, Dumfries, Newington , Countryside, Centerville, Chantilly, Clifton, Haymarket, Herndon, Falls Church, Gainesville, Great Falls, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Mclean, Lorton, Lansdowne, Middleburg, Oak Hill ,Oakton, Leesburg, Potomac Falls, Herndon, Tysons Corner, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Lake Manassas, Dale City, Springfield, Sterling, Sterling Park, South Riding, Stone Ridge, Reston, North Reston,, Vienna, Woodbridge, and Triangle Virginia. The District of Columbia includes neighborhoods such as Northwest DC, Northeast DC, Southeast DC, Southwest, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Downtown, Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Logan Circle, West End, Cathedral Heights, Cleveland Park, Foxhall, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Massachusetts Heights, Spring Valley, and Capitol Hill.
Award Winning Addition Contractor
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the distinguished Angie’s List Super Service Award for Masonry for the past two years. We also take pride in our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Furthermore we can provide you with personal testimonials and references upon request. Our Credentials and Testimonials can also be found online. Please call us today to set up a Free Consultation and Estimate at 703-543-6929.