Emergency Escape Basement Egress Windows
Safety and Security in a fire emergency!
Think about it, there is a fire in your home and your only means of exiting
the basement is blocked! Now What?
An emergency escape basement egress window give you a second change!
Safety is the main reason for installing a basement egress window. During an emergency,
the occupants can safely leave the basement and emergency crews have a way to enter the home.
What is an emergency escape egress window and when is it required?
An egress window is a window used for emergency exiting or rescue. Every sleeping room is required to have at least one operable window or exterior door approved for emergency egress. A sleeping room is defined as any room with a privacy door and a closet. The window units must be operable from the inside to a full clear opening without the use of a key or tool. An egress window must have a net clear opening of 5 square feet for first floor sleeping rooms and 5.7 square feet for basements and secondary floors. In addition to the minimum net clear opening requirement, egress windows must ALSO have a minimum net clear opening height of not less than 22 inches and a minimum net clear opening width of not less than 20 inches. An egress window shall have a sill height no more than 44 inches above the finished interior floor.
If you are making home improvements to your basement you are now required to install an escape egress window, it the law. When looking to purchase an egress window well, make sure it meets the International Residential Code (IRC) 2000.
Protect yourself and your love ones with an affordable basement egress escape window. A fast and easy way to evacuate a fire.
In addition to the safety factors there are other benefits to installing a basement egress window:
Allows for an abundance of natural light and ventilation.
The natural light beautifies the basement and adds to the ambiance of the area. Many basement egress window wells also include tiers inside them to allow planters to be filled with plants. This also adds to the beauty of the basement.
Improve your interior design of your basement rooms.
Homeowners remodeling a home and builders building a new home would like to have a larger living space. By meeting the building codes for basement egress a finished basement can nearly double the living area. In fact, basement living space is the most affordable living area to build in a home.
Increase your home's value.
If you are making home improvements to your basement you are now required to install an escape egress window, it's the law. When looking to purchase an egress window well, make sure it meets the International Residential Code (IRC) 2000.
FENESTRATION STRUCTURAL TEST REPORT
TEST SPECIFICATION: AAMA/NWWDA 101/I.S.2-97
VINYL HINGED EGRESS SINGLE HUNG ESCAPE WINDOW
SUMMARY OF RESULTS
OVERALL DESIGN PRESSURE 25 psf
MAXIMUM OPERATING FORCE 22 lbf
AIR LEAKAGE RATE 0.1 scfm/ft2
MAXIMUM WATER PRESSURE ACHIEVED 3.75 psf
MAXIMUM STRUCTURAL PRESSURE ACHIEVED 37.5 psf
FORCED ENTRY RESISTANCE - AAMA 1302.5 PASSED
- OVERALL PRODUCT RATING H-R25 - 48 x 72
- REGULAR EGRESS: STANDARD VENTING SINGLE HUNG WITH LOWER FIBERGLASS SCREEN
- ONE HAND RELEASE MULTI-POINT LOCK TO EXIT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
- SECURITY EGRESS: STANDARD VENTING SINGLE HUNG WITH FULLY TRAPPED 16x16
- .032 STAINLESS STEEL SECURITY SCREEN. ONE HAND RELEASE MULTI-POINT LOCK TO EXIT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.
- AVAILABLE IN LEFT OR RIGHT SWING.
- AVAILABLE IN CUSTOM SIZES.
- NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REPLACEMENT UNITS.
- STANDARD 3.25" MAINFRAME FOR EASY INSTALLATION.
- ALL GLAZING OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
Two Models Available:
- Security Egress with a full .032 stainless steel screen.
- Standard Egress with a half fiberglass bug screen
Limited lifetime warranty