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Egress Window Installation in Toronto

Egress Window Installations Made Easy With Aquatech Waterproofing – your partners in Basement Window Installation in Toronto and GTA

Basement Window Installers in Toronto and GTA

Need a safer home? Discover peace of mind and enhanced home safety with Professional Egress Window Installation by Aquatech Waterproofing. Egress windows are life-saving features that provide a quick and easy exit during emergencies. We strictly follow Ontario’s safety regulations in all our installations. Experience simple safety solutions, one window at a time!

What Are Egress Windows?

Egress windows, derived from the term “egress” meaning to exit, are windows designed for safe evacuation from a building. While they may initially appear as regulatory necessities, these windows serve multiple purposes, offering occupants natural light, facilitating natural ventilation, and proving crucial in emergencies. In situations like a house fire where a main stairwell may be inaccessible, egress windows become vital escape routes. While bedrooms and areas with direct exterior access might not mandatorily require these windows, basements, especially those with bedrooms, necessitate them by law for safety reasons.

Distinguished by their larger size compared to standard windows, egress windows are strategically installed to enhance safety, providing a quick and unobstructed exit during critical situations. Commonly found in basements and bedrooms, their inclusion is often mandated by local laws to ensure the well-being of occupants. Beyond their safety benefits, egress windows also contribute to a brighter interior by allowing more natural light, potentially increasing a home’s overall value.

Why Should I Install An Egress Window?

Considering an egress window installation? Here’s why you should install an egress window:

  • Basement Renovation: Transforming your basement into a living space? An egress window boosts safety, light, and ventilation.
  • Legal Obligation: Renting out part of your home? Ontario law mandates egress windows for tenant safety.
  • Home Value Boost: Increase the appeal and potential buy value of your home with this safety addition.
  • Window Replacement: If current windows are outdated or damaged, consider the superior functionality and aesthetic of an egress window.
  • Safety Enhancement: Fortify home safety and secure a quick escape for loved ones during emergencies.


Remember, installation should always be done by professionals to ensure the job conforms to the local building code and safety standards set forth by the National Building Code of Canada.

Egress Window Size Requirements In Toronto

At Aquatech Waterproofing, we abide by all the set regulations in Ontario when installing egress windows. Following are the requirements as per National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) that we adhere to:

SpecificationRequirementAquatech Waterproofing Compliance
Window DimensionsWindow must have a minimum area of 0.35 m² (3.77 sq ft) and no dimension (horizontal or vertical) less than 380 mm (15 in.)All egress windows we install meet or exceed these dimensions to ensure a safe escape route during emergencies
Installation HeightThe sill (bottom) of the window should ideally be 1.5 m or less above the floor. If this isn't feasible, suitable furniture should be fixed below the windowWe ensure the ideal installation height for easy and quick access during emergencies
Window Well RequirementIf a window well is needed, the NBCC requires clearance of at least 760 mm (30 in.) for an easy exit. If the window opens outward (e.g., awning window), the clearance mustn't be reducedWe configure window wells as per NBCC requirements to ensure access and safety during emergency exits

Trust Aquatech Waterproofing for an egress window installation that aligns with safety norms and standards!

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Why Choose Aquatech Waterproofing For Egress Window Installation?

Choose Aquatech Waterproofing for your egress window installation with confidence. As Toronto’s basement waterproofing leader since 1996, we’ve delighted over 50,000 customers, winning Best of Homestars five times and maintaining a stellar 5-star Google rating. Our 24/7 emergency services and fair pricing, including match pricing, ensure that you get top-notch service at a reasonable cost. Trust Aquatech for a reliable and budget-friendly solution to keep your basement dry and secure. 

Our team of experts are equipped with extensive training and years of experience to handle any installation efficiently.

From an essential emergency escape route to transforming your basement, our Egress Window Installation Services are designed to cater to your needs while prioritizing safety and quality.

How much does it cost to install an egress window Ontario?

The cost of egress window installation ranges from $1000 to $5000 in Toronto. This range takes into account the cost of the window itself, materials, labor, and any other additional factors like structural modifications or unique features. Always consult a professional like Aquatech Waterproofing for an accurate, detailed quote.

Professional Egress and Basement Window Installation

Understanding the intricacies of an egress window installation can help underline its importance in your home’s safety set-up. Here’s a step-by-step overview of Aquatech Waterproofing’s egress window construction process:

  1. Initial Consultation and Evaluation: Our experts begin by surveying your property, assessing your existing basement windows, and understanding your requirements. Through this, we formulate a precise installation plan tailored to your home’s unique needs.
  2. Excavation: Next, our team carries out strategic excavation, rigorously ensuring your outdoor landscape is preserved while creating space for the installation.
  3. Window Opening Preparation: This step involves precision work as we assess the pre-existing window opening. If a larger opening is required to comply with safety standards, we conduct careful concrete cutting to expand the aperture.
  1. Egress Window Installation: The fitment of the egress window is done meticulously, ensuring a perfect hold and alignment for optimum functionality and visual appeal.
  2. Leak Prevention and Finishing: Post-installation, we apply a high-quality, white cement repair around the window to prevent future leaks and complete the look.


Count on Aquatech Waterproofing for an egress window job that’s done right, keeping your home safe and tidy!

Popular Egress Window Types in Toronto

Choosing the right egress window can enhance both safety and aesthetics in your home. Here are some popular types:

  • Casement Windows: Hinged at the side, they open wide, offering an easy-to-use escape route.
  • Sliding Windows: These slide horizontally and are great for wider window openings.
  • Single-Hung Windows: With a movable bottom sash, these are space-efficient, ideal for tighter spaces.
  • Awning Windows: Hinged at the top, they can be kept open even during rain, ensuring good ventilation.
  • Double-Hung Windows: With two movable sashes, they offer versatile ventilation options.


At Aquatech Waterproofing, we match your unique needs with our diverse collection of egress windows, promising
optimized safety and style.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Egress Window Experts Reviews

Paul BarnhillPaul Barnhill
19:32 28 Mar 23
Aquatech was wonderful right from the first contact to having Richard come out and give us a very complete and detailed quote to the two man crew who were here exactly on time and completed the day hours ahead of time. All the locates were taken care of and within a week of contacting them the job was completed. The workman did a fabulous job and were very respectful of our property. They reviewed the scope of the work before they started and asked if we had any questions. When the work was complete it was difficult to see where they had worked and dug the trench. Everything was tidier than before they started. We are very impressed and in a world where household repair companies can be less than favourable, Aquatech stands head and shoulders above any of them. We would highly recommend this company. We also have a life time transferable warranty too. Bravo. We will definitely be telling all the people we know about our wonderful experience. Thank you.
Jeremy MJeremy M
01:16 23 Feb 23
We had a flood disaster the day after we got the keys for our new home. Aquatech Waterproofing responded to my request for help quickly and came to access the damages the same day. They gave us several options for repairs as well as prevention that were fairly priced and a quick turnaround time. They executed our chosen plan quickly and did a beautiful job. They have been very responsive, answering questions about the products we chose and we recommend them to anyone that needs quality work done in a timely manner. Very compassionate and empathetic for our situation as well.
Nataliya PavlishynaNataliya Pavlishyna
15:43 08 Feb 23
AquaTech is very professional and reliable. Valentina was very friendly, she scheduled the appointment at a convenient time and Nico came out to look at my problem. He diagnosed it and gave me a reasonable price. We went ahead with the job. The crew that came out to do it was very knowledgeable and professional. I had some questions and Igor explained everything to me with no problem. I highly recommend this company. Thank you AquaTech!
Nadine NasirNadine Nasir
23:47 24 Oct 22
EXCELLENT experience. Andrew was the first one to arrive and was extremely kind and helpful. Igor and Basil joined Andrew a few minutes later and all three of them worked very hard and finished this massive job in one day. These are some of the hardest workers I have ever seen. There were no hassles or surprises and Andrew, Igor and Basil were very skilled and courteous. Also, Nico was VERY flexible with our constant changes of plans and was very accommodating and understanding. An excellent experience all around - could not recommend more highly!
Anne & FrankAnne & Frank
17:09 22 Jul 22
Much thanks & appreciation to Slava & his hardworking crew for their excellent job excavating, installing weeping tiles & pipe, repairing cracks, waterproofing, and backfilling the 7'-deep trench 27' along the full side of our home. Wow!! On site, Slava, the lead foreman, clearly explained step by step their work including repairing foundation cracks and securing our downspout and other connections better then before. All in all, we are greatly satisfied & highly recommend Aquatech to anyone looking into correcting their leaking basements. Slava -- you & your crew brought humor, sincerity & experience -- no rush job here, just highly competent work by deserving technicians & company. Thanks also to Andrew and Terry for their super fast service with the gas line locate, the fast return calls, home inspection & estimate. Priced fairly for super work + 25 years warranty that can be passed on to a new homeowner. You guys were great!! Highly recommend! -- Anne & Frank - Scarborough
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FAQs About Egress Window Installation

The installation process for an egress window typically varies from one to two days. However, factors such as the property’s unique specifications, current window condition, and weather can influence the duration.

Egress windows, like any other, can potentially leak if not installed correctly or if the window’s seal deteriorates over time. Professional installation and regular maintenance can largely prevent this issue.

While egress windows can be covered for privacy or decorative purposes, it’s crucial that any coverings are easily removable from inside without the need for special tools or effort, to ensure the window still serves its purpose as an escape route in emergencies.

In most cases, yes. However, the feasibility of adding an egress window to a basement will depend on a number of factors including the foundation type, soil conditions, and local building codes. Consultation with a professional service like Aquatech Waterproofing is recommended to accurately assess your specific situation.