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Egress Window Construction Services


Egress Window Building Code Reference

The following guidelines are referenced from the 2006 International Residential Code

Emergency Escape and Rescue window wells must provide a minimum area of 9 square feet with a minimum dimension of 36 inches and shall enable the window to open fully. If the depth of the window well exceeds 44 inches, a permanently affixed ladder must be provided. The ladder must not interfere with the operation of the window.

Egress Window Building Code

Emergency Escape and Rescue Windows must meet the following criteria:

  • Escape & rescue openings required for all sleeping rooms, basements and habitable attics.
  • Basements < 200 sq. feet and only for mechanical equipment.
  • Each basement sleeping room requires it's own opening.
  • Window sill height max 44 inches above floor.
  • Minimum 20 inches wide and 24 inches hight, 5.7 sq. feet clear opening area.
  • 5.0 sq. feet OK if direct grade level access.
  • Security bars require quick-release hardware.
  • Window wells minimum 9.0 sq. feet and 36 inch minimum horizontal dimension.
  • Peranment ladder required if >44 inches below grade
  • Ladder may project 6 inches into required well space

Examples of Complying Height & Width Combinations

Egress Window Building Requirements

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