Egress Casement Windows & Costs


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Casement Windows

Casements are considered the best and often least expensive option for egress windows. Casements are fantastic window options in general due to their great aesthetics and excellent compression seals (when closed they offer more energy efficiency than comparable types of windows). In addition, casement windows can be opened outward, swinging out from hinges on one side (instead of the top as is the case with single and double hungs, as well as awnings) - offering great ventilation. They also tend to have lots of glass area, which allows for more light into the room, which is important for darker rooms such as a basement.

-- Price Range: $350 to $1,100 (per window) --

Maximum Open Space

By law, an egress window must be large enough for someone to enter or exit through - thus providing a basement emergency exit. Casements make great egress options because basically the entire window glass area opens up, thus requiring a smaller window dimensions (a big determinant of window costs are the size of the opening). By way of contrast, consider that a hoirzontal slider has roughly 50% of the entire glass space open - so this means a much larger and more costly egress project. Of course, some homeowners want a large window as their egress for lighting and ventilation purposes. In these cases, a casement isn't necessary. Sometimes, homeowners will do a picture window in the middle and two casements on the side - an expensive installation option but one that can make for a stunning room that adds real value to a home.

-- Price Range: $350 to $1,100 (per window) --

Casement Window Costs

Expect the replacement window price (not including the installation or renovation) to run $350 to $1,100, depending on the size of the window, the type of frame material, the quality of the glass package and the upgrades and hardware used on the unit.

-- Price Range: $350 to $1,100 (per window) --