All you need to know about Egress window Installation or replacement
Egress windows by definition are any window that is designed for escape, they are very easy to access and climb out of in case of an emergency. These window types must be large enough to get out of a home, and they have to be easy to open and close when necessary. Some window types that can be used as an egress window include casement windows, double-hung windows, skylight windows, and a few other window types as long as they follow the IRC law requirements described below. Egress windows are often installed in basements as a safety precaution in case of fire and you must have one in all bedrooms as well.
Lyon, Inc. will make sure that your new egress window complies with the Indiana egress window code. Our egress expert installer will provide you with an assessment of the property and the best solution to install your egress window. The easiest way to get your project completed is by an experienced installer and a high-quality window that is guaranteed to be a code-compliant egress window.
The window must be openable from the inside without the use of keys, tools, or special knowledge.
If there is more than one sleeping room in a basement, a means of egress is required in each sleeping room.
It must provide an unobstructed opening with a minimum area of 5.7 sq. ft. (This requirement drops to 5 sq. ft. for grade floor or below grade openings).
The height of the clear opening must be at least 24″ and the width must be at least 20″.
The sill height must not be more than 44″ above the floor.
If the sill height is below grade, the window must have a window well.
If required, the window well must be at least 9 sq. ft. in an area with a horizontal projection and a width of at least 36″ each.
Window wells deeper than 44″ must have permanent steps or a ladder that do not impede the opening of the window.