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Basement Window Installation In Calgary 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 a free in-home consultation, which will include measuring to map out your new basement window. We will talk about your choice for the window location and the unique factors that will determine what style window and size options that will work in your chosen location. We will also discuss costs and when you agree to the work, we will provide a customer friendly contract for your review and signature. We will also ask for a deposit, then schedule a time for your new window installation. On the scheduled installation day, we will arrive between 8:30-9 am allowing you to get the kids to school or ease into your day. The installation process is quick, efficient and we guarantee to treat your house as we would treat our own — leaving it as clean as if we were never there.
Professional Basement Egress Window Installation
If you need egress windows installed, our scope of work includes the entire process. From applying for the permit to supply of the window, digging the appropriate-sized hole for the window well, basement window installation, waterproofing, insulating and finishing the interior trim and concrete and dirt removal. 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. The 15 inches is a bit mis-leading as no window manufacturer makes an egress compliant window with a side less than 21 inches.
- Window wells must extend no less than 30 inches out from the wall, and must be 4 inches above grade.
Pick the best window for you:
Sliding Windows – These windows open from right to left 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 open area requirements by Alberta and City of Calgary egress codes -which is a minimum open area of 3.77 square feet.
Casement Windows – These windows open like a door on a hinge. These work well in basements as they open out into the well rather than up. To meet minimum provincial egress requirements this style window must be a minimum of 30 inches by 30 inches and will have a 3.77 sq. ft. opening.
- All window above are measured by the outside frame measurement. These are the minimum size window frames that when opened and the screen removed, will give you the 3.77 square feet of clear opening required by code.
Yes, the City of Calgary requires that a permit is pulled when you install a new or larger basement window. We will pull the permit for you at a cost, or we will provide you with a detailed one-pager that will explain step by step how you can navigate the city web site to pull a permit.
Permit time varies based on how busy the city’s development office is. Typically, 2-4 days on-line or 2-4 hrs if you go down to City Hall and turn right on the 2nd floor. City Hall Is currently closed due to the virus. The city charges $150.00-$210.00 for 1-2 windows.
Start to finish is approx. 1.5 – 2 days per window.
Yes and yes. We carry a 2-million-dollar liability policy and are fully covered by the WCB. We have never had an insurance or WCB claim.
Over the course of the year we use every local manufacture.
Yes, we provide a manufacturers Limited lifetime warranty on the window seal against water or air leaks. And a limited lifetime warranty on the window frame against water leaks or naturally occurring cracks. Calgary Egress Windows also provides a two-year warranty on our workmanship.
Casements | Sliders | Egress Basement Windows
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2 Year Workmanship
Calgary Egress Windows Installation Process
We will come to your home and take measurements. We will then explain the entire installation process and share what unique characteristics of your basement determines the style and size windows we will install. Next, 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 in our calendar.
One of our professional installers will arrive on time, clean and professional looking. We will install your new window and leave your home looking as if we were never there. We will also leave you with our 2-year workmanship warranty, and a manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.
Great price, great service, great work -- great experience overall!!