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When deciding on egress window installation or replacement, it’s most likely because you live in an area that requires egress windows for safety reasons. An egress window can be quite a few types of windows, as long as it allows for an easy escape from your home in case of a fire. It is essentially an emergency exit in the form of a window. Casement windows are the most common types of egress windows, as well as double hung, and even sometimes a skylight window if it can easily be accessed and opened without much effort.
Egress windows are most often found in basements and you will need some form of escape in every single bedroom according to fire safety code (usually a simple double hung window that is easily accessible and allows for you to climb out of it.
What Size Egress Window Installation is Required
According to International Residence Code laws for a new home window to be considered a standard egress window installation the opening will need to be 5 square feet if the room is located on the first floor of your home. For any other floor of your home the window will need to be at minimum 5 feet and 7 inches square feet of opening size. All egress windows installed need to have a minimum opening of 20 inches in width and 24 inches in height.
Egress Window Costs Near You
The local costs for egress window installation near you on average can range from $1,200 to $5,200 in total costs. Casement windows are your most affordable options for egress windows as well as some cheap double hung windows. The major cost factor that will start to add up is if you are installing an egress basement window and you will need to have the outside of your home excavated in order to place the window from a basement below ground level. The exterior wall will need to have room for you to safely exit your home from the basement and in some areas you may be required to place stairs out of the excavated space as well. The labor costs in your area may significantly add up if this is needing to be done and may have to completed by a professional other than your window installer.