Snow, a problem for Egress


  This year it seems that everyone is shoveling snow.  No matter where you live in the country.  There seems to be snow EVERYWHERE!  My question; is that snow making it impossible to use your Egress Window?  Please be sure to clear off your egress well cover so that lifting it …Continue reading

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Fire Prevention Week


Last week was Notional Fire Prevention Week in the United States and Canada – an event we always take serious at because of the nature of what we sell; a product that has been proven to save lives during fires time after time. National Fire Prevention Week dates back …Continue reading

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Egress Windows More Important Than Ever


There are a whole host of reasons why basement egress windows are a good addition to your home – including better air circulation, more natural light and simply better aesthetics. But as this recent story from St. Paul, Minnesota reminds us – the most important reason for having them is …Continue reading

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When Can Finishing A Basement HURT Your Home Value?


Finishing your basement will increase the value of your home, right? Not if you don’t do it right. With the housing market on the road to recovery, a lot of homeowners are looking to see how they can leap-frog the competition and get their houses back to full market value …Continue reading

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Safety First – Egress Windows, Fire Extinguishers & More in Basement Apartments


Let’s take a quick look at the basement safety essentials. Renovating or refinishing a basement is a fantastic way to increase the livable space in your home, and increase your property values. However, it’s a project worth doing right – if your basement space isn’t completed to match building code, …Continue reading

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The Utility of Basement Window Wells


Many household utilities are located in the basement – which is why a window well is an important addition to your finished basement. Basements are one of the most functional areas of any home – a great place to locate important utilities like a furnace, hot water heater and electric …Continue reading

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Wooden Stairs Pose a Risk During Basement Fires


If the stairs to your basement are made from wood, a means of egress is especially important. The vast majority of American homes are made using simple wooden framing in their construction – and while this is an affordable, durable and versatile material; it’s also vulnerable to fire. As a …Continue reading

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Basement Window Well Adds To Inheritance


Investing in a basement window well is one way to look after your loved ones. 2008 was a rough year for a lot of Americans – but for Dave Buchanan, it was harder than most. That was the year he was due to retire, and unfortunately cashing in his 401k …Continue reading

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10% Off Sale on all St. Paul items


For the entire month of May receive 10% off the entire line of St. Paul products.  Including all StoneWall Egress Kits, StoneWall Egress Wells, Safe-T-View Covers, and Life Step Egress Ladders.   Start shopping here – 10% Off St. Paul Tweet

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Time is running out


Just three days left to save on all RockWell products.  The 10% off sale end at midnight on April 30th. Tweet

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Hi, I'm Jeff. I will be using this space to share my thoughts and opinions that I have accumulated over many years in the building industry. My hope is to also teach and inspire.

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Jeff Ommundsen
(229) 234-7377
President of Shop Egress Windows, Inc.