Do awning windows meet egress requirements?
Hereof, do replacement windows need to meet egress?
Re: Egress - replacement windows Those replacement windows for the last 20 years have been required to meet 24" high, 20" wide and 5.7 SF unless within 44" of the ground and the inside floor. This is not actually for the leaving of the structure, but for fire/rescue with tanks on to get into the room.
In this way, what size window is needed for egress?
Basement Egress Window Requirements The minimum opening area of the egress window is 5.7 square feet. The minimum egress window opening height is 24” high. The minimum egress window opening is 20” wide.
Older homes may not have egress windows But if you live in an older, “pre-owned” home, open your bedroom windows fully, pull out a tape measure and see if the opening meets current egress requirements. Multiply the width by the height of the opening to determine whether it's the required 5.7 sq. ft., or 821 sq. in.