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What is an Egress Window?

An egress window is an emergency exit window. “Egress” in the general sense refers to the act of leaving or going out. In construction terminology, it refers to an exit. So essentially, you could say that an egress window is an exit window. If you’re trying to look up building codes that talk about “exits,” you’ll notice that “egress” is often used.

Why Are Egress Windows So Important?

How Illumicast Began Installing Egress Window Wells

Growing up, founder Wes Miller was part of an Amish community in the Hutchinson area. The community valued good, honest hard work, and most of the men were farmers or worked in some type of construction. As an adult, Wes spent 15 years working for a construction company that specialized in pouring basements underneath existing homes.

Can I Replace a Small Basement Window with an Egress Window?

Yes, you can replace your small basement window with a brand new egress window.

Why Get an Egress Window?

Egress Window Well Best Birthday Gift Ever

Family is a big value for owner Wes Miller. Over a decade ago, he and his wife Denise, adopted three children. They have a passion for supporting families involved in adoption and foster care.

What Can I Expect When I Hire Illumicast?

The construction industry is littered with horror stories from distressed clients: Poor communication, bad workmanship, and slow installation–not to mention the contractors that simply take your money and run. It can be scary to risk your hard-earned money when hiring a contractor for the first time. That’s why we strongly recommend reading a contractor’s online reviews before signing on the dotted line.

The Night Our House Caught Fire: Why We Purchased an Egress Window Well

You’d think you’d easily wake up if there was a raging fire in your house, but the Mulvanes learned the hard way that a fire can easily burn unnoticed while you’re asleep.

It began as a typical night for the Mulvanes. They were sound asleep in their basement, when their neighbor began pounding on their door. The dog heard the pounding and woke up Mrs. Mulvane.

What Type of Warranty Do Egress Windows Have?

Here at Illumicast, we install vinyl egress windows that come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

How We Got Here

Several years ago we switched our egress window supplier from Pella to ProVia. We love the ProVia windows, and we think you will too when we explain the excellent warranty that comes with our egress windows.

What Size Does an Emergency Basement Window Need to Be?

One of the common questions that people ask is: How big does an emergency basement window need to be? It has to be at least 20 inches wide and at least 24 inches tall with at least 5.7 square feet of total area.

Illumicast’s Annual Foster Family Giveaway

We have an annual tradition of giving away a completely free egress window well installation to a deserving foster care or adoptive family in Central or South Central Kansas.

We care deeply about foster care and adoption. Wes Miller, the owner and founder of our company along with his wife Denise adopted three wonderful children.

Does an Egress Window Well Improve Home Value?

An egress window adds value to your home by increasing the number of bedrooms in your home, adding more natural lighting in your basement, and by improving the safety of your home. A basement with an egress window well is more attractive to a future buyer.

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