If you use your basement as a bedroom, office, TV room, or workshop, you’re required to install egress windows. Any room that your family lives in or uses frequently needs an egress window, or a window that is large enough that it can be used as an escape during an emergency. According to HomeAdvisor, egress window costs range from $2,544 to $5,302, with the national average at $3,904. The average price includes materials between $100 and $700 per window and $100 to $250 per window for installation. The total cost for purchase and installation depends on the size of the windows, the total number of windows, window type, brand, and removal and replacement costs. If you need to cut through a wall or excavate to install egress windows in your home, expect to pay about $1,500 to $3,000 per window.
Egress windows look like any other window, but they must be large enough to fit through if someone has to climb out of one during an emergency. Egress windows come in a variety of styles and sizes to accommodate the aesthetics of your home.