We engineered a better basement escape window, using the patented steel ExoFrame™ to increase structural integrity & reduce installation time & cost for homeowners and installers.
The complete Bright Idea egress window kit provides a structurally sound and secure system which easily integrates with most foundations.
Breakthrough patented steel ExoFrame™ design provides superior structural integrity and simplicity
Multipoint window locking system and laminated glass 3X better security than average window
Premium German window hardware with superior ergonomics is engineered to last a lifetime
Unique well interior flange involves less excavating, less backfill, less compaction and less risk of settling
By following Bright Idea process, installation can be completed in less than one day. Traditional egress window installation involves more excavation, more backfill and more compaction over multiple days.
Patented ExoFrame design requires less concrete cutting because 3 sides of an existing buck can be left intact. Wood frame solutions require removal of up to 30% more concrete from the foundation.
A 4x4 steel ExoFrame supports 3000 lb. load at the center point & 6000 lbs. of overall load. Traditional wood frame solutions do not rival the superior load bearing qualities of ExoFrame.
Our windows feature impact-resistant glass with multiple locking points. Other solutions vary based upon quality of window.
Dig (and compact) 30-50% less dirt for well excavation, and easily fasten the well to foundation with the only design to feature interior flanges. Conventional exterior flange requires digging more dirt around well, poses greater settling risk to foundation, and involves unpleasant effort of hanging upside down to attach well to foundation.
High quality European-style tilt & turn window with adjustable German hardware which can be fitted to shorter household members. With others, you get what you pay for.
The ExoFrame provides up to 30% more glass area relative to foundation cut. Traditional solutions offer less glass relative to foundation cut because of wood framing.
We provide everything you need in one complete easy-to-install kit. Competitor kits involve trips to hardware store to collect materials.
Our patented no-mess butyl gasket process eliminates sealing issues from traditional methods and requires minimal use of caulk. Caulk exposed to elements will inevitably fail, no single caulk works best for all surfaces because they have different expansion, contraction and adhesive characteristics.
The ExoFrame requires no maintenance and is termite-proof. Regular maintenance required to seal & preserve typical wood-frame solutions from elements.
Our solution works with most foundation types. Traditional kits must be adapted to different types of foundation.
Our ExoFrame has a lifetime warranty, window wells come with a 30-year warranty, and windows and well covers have a 10-year warranty. Competitor product warranties are typically limited to 1 year. Read the fine print to protect your investment.
Send us your photos and your questions, we are happy to hold your hand & advise you through the entire DIY process. With others you are on your own. We offer the only window kit from designed and manufactured by an egress window installer.
That frame in the kit made the install a piece of cake. By turning the basement into living space, the value of that room went from $20 sq ft to $100 sq ft. I spent $3k and my house went up in value $10k.
— Dan L.
I never choose the cheapest option. I buy for quality. The fact that it was German manufactured and wasn't advertised as cheap swayed my decision. I’m really hard to please, and I’m very pleased with the window.
— Daniel P.
I felt more secure that their kit came with a metal frame, and that everything came together. The only thing I wish I had done differently was gone ahead and paid for the interior trim kit.
— Michelle B.
I wanted to install the largest window possible, and I’m so glad I did. The amount of light coming in really transformed the basement room to a well lit, usable space that is pleasant to be in.
— Laurie S.
Whole system worked great. What really sold me was the steel frame and that the window with the flanges fits right into it for a perfect seal. Everything worked as advertised.
— Lynn D.
Bright Idea's egress window kit made the install breezy. As far as DIY projects go this one was easy. I hired someone to do the concrete cutting so that helped. Great design from an engineering standpoint.
— Robert H.
The inspector was so impressed with the window he asked where I got it. My friend and I installed it in one day, not including digging the hole.
— Andrew F.
I installed the window and it looks beautiful. I wish I had done it years ago. I am 100% happy with the product and the experience.
— Charlotte E.
The install went fantastic! Bright Idea recommended a concrete cutter to cut the hole & he did a great job. I did everything else myself & it was fantastically easy.
— Zachariah T.