Redi-Exit is your trusted supplier of egress windows and egress window wells. Offering every style currently available, we have the market cornered for quality and safety.
What Are Egress Windows?
Egress windows keep individuals safe in case of a building fire. They are rated for emergency exit and escape from buildings, and they are easy to operate at any age, thanks to the simple release knob.
Some popular egress window styles include the following:
- Casement In-swing Window: Smallest window to meet IRC requirements, and comes with 20-year warranty
- Casement Outswing Window: Easy-to-use option perfect for wide windows and window wells
- Single Hung In-swing Window: Dual function window perfect for compact spaces
- Standard Double Hung Window: Our all-purpose base model
- Egress 48″ Sliding Basement Window: Meets Energy Star requirements and comes with a 10-year warranty
- Standard 48″ Sliding Basement Window: Built-to-last option, perfect for windows with 3 1/4″ jamb depth
Egress windows must follow the International Residential Code (IRC) and be sized appropriately. The IRC requires that these windows have a minimum 20-inch width and 24-inch height for the clear opening, a minimum net clear opening of 5.7 sq. ft. (5.0 sq. ft. for ground floor windows), and a maximum sill height of 44 inches above the floor, with the target being 42 inches.
What are Egress Window Wells?
Egress window wells also help individuals escape a building in case of a fire. They hold back soil, debris, and other elements from basement windows, allowing room for an emergency exit. These wells also provide the basement area with ventilation and light.
We offer REDI-EXIT egress window wells in a variety of different series including the following:
- Economy Series
- Compact Economy Series
- Designer Series
- Deluxe Compact Series
- Garden Step
IRC egress window well dimensions are as follows. The well’s horizontal projection and vertical width must each be 36 inches minimum, while the well’s minimum surface area must equal nine square feet. As for ladder requirements, window wells that are deeper than 44 inches are required to have a permanently mounted escape ladder. This ladder may encroach into the well, but only up to a six-inch maximum. The maximum distance between the ladder rungs is 18 inches. The rungs must be at least 12 inches wide and project a minimum of three inches and a maximum of six inches away from the wall.
Custom Egress Windows and Well Covers
At Redi-Exit, we customize products that fit the exact specifications for your home, and we follow local and state building requirements. Two popular customizable options are the casement in-swing and the single hung in-swing windows.
We offer window and well cover accessories including bolt-on and hanging egress well ladders and window well cover clips.
Ohio Code Requirements
Finished basements and basement bedrooms must have two ways out:
- Steps to the first floor
- Emergency-egress window or door to the outside
These must permit occupants two ways to escape and allow a fully outfitted firefighter two ways to enter during an emergency. They must meet the Ohio Board of Building Standards, Ohio Building Code section 4101:1–10-01.