HERR Egress Basement Window

HERR  Egress Basement Window

We were thrilled to finally introduce the HERR  Egress Basement Window at the 2016 Edmonton Home and Garden Show.  It was received with much enthusiasm from contractors, and renovators as well as DIYers.

The HERR egress basement window has been 30 years in the making. Since the founder of HERR window and door, Randy Stauffer, entered the construction industry in the early 1980’s he has been using his creativity to decrease waste and bring innovation to the industry. With his 20 years in the window and door business he was able to combine his knowledge of how doors are made and how windows need to function into an incredible product.

HERR  Egress Basement Window

This the answer to anyone finishing or updating their basement. Prior to the design of the HERR egress basement window, the rough opening would have to be increased significantly and with increased costs for material, labour to cut the concrete, engineering (most municipalities require engineered drawings) the average project budget would have increased astronomically. Typically we can achieve Egress conforming size with as little as 17 1/2″ height.  This is a vast improvement from the current industry standard for an egress slider which is 60″ x 30″. We do not recommend having the foundation of our homes sliced, and diced without the correct due-diligence completed to ensure the foundation would remain solid.  Currently the only other Egress window in a similar size on the market is the “hopper style”.  This style has come under scrutiny from fire safety personnel as the window can be bumped and close, trapping the person in the window opening.  

Concrete being cut for a typical Egress window installation. We can typically avoid this, with our opening system.

Since the HERR egress basement window was conceived, HERR window and door has been field testing this product over the past several years. We have worked through several designs, using a variety of different materials and slight variations. The model we have released to the public has the best performance and every aspect has been carefully scrutinized for peak performance.HERR  Egress Basement Window

HERR window and door makes the frames  custom to each project.  We have specific guidelines and calculations for determining Egress based on our design.  If you are doing a basement renovation or contemplating existing basement bedrooms, we strongly recommend ensuring you do have windows that meet the Egress Standards.  It is our hope that no one should ever need the HERR Egress Basement window but with it installed, we can guarantee peace of mind.


12 thoughts on “HERR Egress Basement Window

  1. My basement opening is 16.5″ by 40.5″ against the window. Are you able to still put in one of these windows into that opening, giving a minimum of 15″ of height clearance?

  2. HI Mike,
    This would really depend if that is the window width or the width to the rough buck. You might be able to get that extra inch or so that we would need to meet egress. Give us a call so we can discuss more!

    Thank you

  3. I’d like to get a quote on a egress window approx 18.5 ” h x 68″ long. Please call me to discuss. 415-385-2032. Window would need to be shipped to Portland Oregon

  4. Hello, I would need 4 egress basement windows. Like your window design
    The rough window openings are 17 inches x 34 3/4 inches.
    Can this window work within these dimensions?
    If so what would be the cost for each window?
    Do you ship to Ontario.

    Thanks Jeff

  5. Interested in 2 of these for my house. Will send photo and dimensions shortly. Current window is slide type and exit opening is 16×18, half the width of the window.

  6. Hello, my basement windows are 17.5 H × 37.5 w will the will your windows work with that rough opening? Would I still need to cut concrete?

  7. hi, i’m looking for a price for the HEER egress windows for 3 windows that are 32″ w x 18″ h (ro)

  8. Looking for window to fit 26.5” H x 36” W rough opening for a BC home. Can you make a conforming window and what is the cost?

  9. Wondering about the cost to replace a basement window 25.5 wide and 30″ deep. I live in Ottawa. Is there somewhere to but your windows in my area? Thanks for any help you can provide

  10. I need to put 2 windows in my basement, cutting the concrete and framing in with 2×6. I love the design as my main floor is at grade level with a full basement below grade. Would I be able to use this window to put into the rough opening or can you supply something else. One window is going in the bedroom and the other would be in the family room. Also can you supply measurements and the price for each. Also shipping to Penticton, BC. Thks Bill

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