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Basement Egress Windows & Well Options in Grand Rapids & Surrounding Areas

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Interior view of basement egress window

Beauty & function.A basement egress window allows more natural light and fresh air while providing safe emergency egress.

Building codes require that finished basement living areas have an emergency egress - an egress window large enough to allow safe exit out of the space in case of an emergency. A large window well with a step in it must also be used outside the egress window.

Here at Ayers Basement Systems, we are certified installers of egress window wells. In addition to providing a safe exit, our egress windows allow more natural light and fresh air into the basement to make the space feel larger and more inviting.

If you're planning on finishing your basement now or in the future, save yourself time and hassle by including egress window installation as part of your basement waterproofing project.

We are your certified egress window contractors in Lansing and Mid, Western and Northern Michigan. Call or click below to request your free estimate!

Before and After
  • Egress Window Modernizes Jackson, MI Basement
    Egress Window Modernizes Jackson, MI Basement

    When finishing your basement, especially if you're turning it into a bedroom or otherwise habitable living space (i.e. an apartment), it's important to be aware of building code. You must have a properly sized window, like the egress windows we install.

    While finishing their basement, our customer had us install a new egress to take the place of their small, outdated basement window. You'll have to look closely to even see it in the before picture. The difference is dramatic.

  • Egress Windows Brighten Pleasant Lake, MI Basement
    Egress Windows Brighten Pleasant Lake, MI Basement

    Egress windows are an integral part of a finished basement, particularly if you want to use the space as a bedroom or other living space. By having windows installed by a basement company, you can be sure that they are water-tight and code-compliant.

  • SunHouse Window Well Installation in Mason, MI
    SunHouse Window Well Installation in Mason, MI

    To keep the water out, this homeowner had Basement System's SunHouse window wells installed. The SunHouse lids will keep debris from piling up inside the well and allow the outside light to shine in.

  • Installing an Egress Window in Holt, MI
    Installing an Egress Window in Holt, MI

    Our customer called to have an egress window installed. The home's previous owner had improperly installed basement windows, causing leaking and drafts. This isn't uncommon when working below grade - that's why it's important to have a basement company install basement windows.


  • Replacing an East Lansing, MI Basement Window
    Replacing an East Lansing, MI Basement Window

    We had done a waterproofing job for these East Lansing, MI customers a few months back. Apparently, they were happy with the work because they got in contact with us again when they started looking for a replacement to the small rectangular window seen in the before photo. While that block window is much larger than most basement windows, this finished pool room would look even better with a larger window that let in more natural light. As you can see in the after photo, that’s exactly what we gave them. Through the new replacement window is a Sunhouse Egress Well. The well will keep the window protected from the elements and water and also provide a way out of the basement in case of an emergency. It's always great to hear from past customers, and we're happy to help them out as they start new projects.

Why install egress windows?

Window Wells offer an attractive alternative to ugly basement windows window, while providing a safe, code-compliant basement egress. Click the arrows below to learn more about the features and benefits of our egress window wells.

  • One-piece, rigid construction

    One-piece window well design

    A commonly used well has been a plastic design of flat parts that snap together to form the walls and steps. A problem lies in its durability; its ability to hold back the heavy earth and water.

    Our Window wells are a one-piece, rigid construction that will not collapse from backfill or allow water to leak through the well walls. They're UV stable, rust and rot proof, and stand up to extreme temperatures.

  • Engineered for safety

    Build-in steps in basement egress well

    Our egress window wells meet the IRC Egress Code Requirements, providing you and your family with a direct escape from any of the inhabited rooms in your basement.

    In window wells that are deeper than 44 inches below ground level, the IRC Egress Code requires there to be steps or permanently affixed ladders to accommodate exiting the basement.

    Our egress window wells feature durable, built-in steps that make it easy for your family to escape from your basement in the event of an emergency. We also offer safety ladders for our Premier series window wells.

  • Durable window well covers

    Covered basement window well

    A polycarbonate safety cover keeps leaves and debris out while allowing natural sunlight and fresh outside air to enter your basement. While they are not intended for continual foot traffic, the 10mm fluted polycarbonate cover will hold up to 500 lbs. of weight and prevent family members from accidentally falling into the window well.

  • Beautiful stone texture

    Premier series window well

    Our window wells has duplicated the look of real stone so you don't have to look out of your new basement windows at a plastic-looking well. These egress window wells add curb appeal and a pleasing view from both inside and outside the house. An integral step allows easy exit (if ever needed).

Get a free quote for professional egress window installation

When you have an egress window well installed in your basement, you won't have to worry about rust or rotting. These egress windows are constructed to withstand UV rays, rain, and snow. With our professional installation and 5 year warranty, you will have peace of mind knowing your basement windows won't need replacing anytime soon.

Contact us to request an on-site consultation at no cost to you. Your basement expert will discuss all the product features and options and provide you with a free written estimate to install egress windows and any other basement waterproofing products you might need.

We are the area's experienced waterproofing contractors serving Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Battle Creek, Mount Pleasant, Jackson, Niles, Alpena, Traverse City and many areas nearby.

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Ayers Basement Systems
2505 S. Waverly Hwy
Lansing, MI 48911
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