Egress Windows and Doors
What are Egress Windows?
Egress windows are designed to allow people to escape a basement in the event of a fire. Most often, egress windows are installed during a basement renovation in order to comply with local building codes. Many towns have specific measurements that must be met, so it will be necessary to contact your local building-codes office in order to find out exactly what size window you must install in your basement.
Function of Egress Windows
Egress windows come in as many varieties as typical windows, with as many different levels of quality and insulation, depending on the manufacturer. But all egress windows are designed to provide a safe escape route in the event of emergency. Most often, they provide about 6 square feet of roughly rectangular window surface. Check with the manufacturer if there is any question of whether a particular window is suitable to be used as an egress window.
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Advantages and Features of Our Egress Doors
Easy Operation – Gas Spring list assistance provides smooth, easy, one-hand operation and prevents the doors from slamming closed.
- Superior Finish – Baked-on primer finish with superior adhesion and finish coat flexibility.
- Code-Compliance – Satisfies Building Code requirements for emergency egress in finished basement areas.
- Weathertight – Sheds water, keeps area way dry and free of debris. Flanged construction and improved header design shed water and prevent binding due to ice and snow, permitting all season use.
- Secure – Slide bolt lock and internal mounting flanges make your home safe and secure. Optional keyed lock kit available for exterior access.
- Durable – Heavy gauge steel and sturdy concealed hinges, protected from the weather ensure all-season operation and lasting service.