Egress Windows in Basements

Rules And Considerations For Egress Windows in Remodeled Basements:

  • Pictured above is the minimal window size and construction for a basement egress window.
  • International Residential Code (IRC) requires egress windows in all bedrooms. In basements, new or remodeled, this requirements are very specific and may have added requirements by the local building jurisdiction. The larger the metropolitan area the more likely the local building jurisdiction may have specific additional requirements concerning egress code implementation.
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