Basement Window FAQ's

The local building code inspector says
I need an egress window. What is it?

An egress window is a window that is large enough to allow a person to get out of the basement in case of an emergency. It is usually combined with a large well that will facilitate evacuation. Most building codes require homeowners to install an egress window only if the basement or part of it will be used as a bedroom, others will demand an egress window if you plan to use your basement as additional living space, no matter what kind of room you are to build.

Ideally, every basement room should have at least two ways out. One leading to the upper floors and another leading straight to the outside, so that no one gets trapped in the basement should a fire erupt upstairs. TBF dealers are familiar with all the local code requirements and will suggest and install the best available egress windows and window wells.

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