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Basement Window Installation You Can Count On
To begin the basement egress window installation process, we recommend you apply for a permit to install an egress window with the City of Calgary. After you contact us, we will work around your schedule to find a time to come in and do an in-home consultation. From there, we will begin measuring to map out your new basement window. We will discuss options and costs and when you agree to the work, we will ask for a deposit and schedule a time for the window installation. We will come on our scheduled installation day to install your new window. The installation process is quick, easy and we guarantee to treat your house as we would treat our own — leaving it clean and the space respected.
Professional Basement Egress Window Installation
If you need egress windows installed, our scope of work includes digging an appropriate-sized hole for the window well, basement window installation, waterproofing, insulating and finishing the interior trim. Some things to keep in mind:
- In Alberta, 3.77sq/ft is the minimum requirement for clear space.
- No dimension can be less than 15 inches.
- Window wells must extend no less than 30 inches from the wall.
Pick the best window for you:
Sliding Windows – These windows open from side to side and work like a sliding door. These windows must be a minimum of 44″ by 33″ inches or 48″ by 30″ inches to meet the area requirement in Alberta.
Casement Windows – These windows open like a door on a hinge. These work well in basements as they open out rather than up. To meet minimum requirements these must have a 3.77 sq/ft opening.
Yes, the City of Calgary requires that a permit is pulled by the homeowner when you install an egress window.
The City has an easy online process (which takes about 1 week to receive) or you can request one in-person at City Hall (takes about 2 days to receive).
If you go down to City Hall you will want to take the escalator up to the second floor, on your immediate right you will see the permit office. Take a number or stand in line depending on how busy they are. They will want a copy of your RPR- Real Property Report. This is typically found in your lawyer documents. They also want a decent hand drawn copy of your basement floor plan, including walls, stairs and dimensions, make sure to include the floor to ceiling height. Last, they will want your contractor information which we include in our contract. The cost for the permit is approximately $150.00.
Our process takes 2 days, start to finish.
Yes and yes. We carry a 2 million dollar liability policy and we have never had a WCB claim.
Although we carry stock in 50-60 windows at any time, we utilize the top manufactures to insure we have the fastest turn around times on custom orders. Additionally, over time we have noticed some manufactures make better hopper or casement windows than others. When you work with us you are not stuck with one manufacturer.
Yes, on all of our projects, we provide 2 years on labour. Since we carry many different brands of windows, the warranty can range from 10 years to lifetime on the window seals, depending on the manufacturer.
Casements | Sliders | Egress Basement Windows
Quick & Professional
Casement or Hopper
2 Year Workmanship
Calgary Egress Windows Installation Process
We come to you, take measurements, explain the entire installation process and talk about costs. We will provide you with a quote and with your approval will prepare a contract for you to sign.
When you agree to the work, we will schedule a time that works best for your window installation and ask for a deposit to confirm your installation date.
One of our professional installers will arrive, install your new window and leave you with a 2-year workmanship warranty!