basement escape window

Basement Escape Windows

basement escape window

When building or remodeling a basement, you should include an escape window (“Egress”). Most cities and towns require escape windows under their fire ordinances. Escape windows are necessary for safety and your peace of mind. Basement escape windows ensure there is means of departure in case of emergency, most notably fire. Stories of apartment and home fires, and narrow escapes, only highlight the importance of having an escape window in the basement. 


Size of Basement Escape Windows

The minimum general size for a basement escape window is 6 sq ft of clearance. Normally an escape window cannot be more than 24 inches from the inside floor. 

Tilt and Turn Basement Escape Windows

A popular choice for basement escape windows is a Tilt and Turn. Tilt and Turn windows are practically three in one windows: a fixed window, a hopper window, and a swing casement window. These windows open in two perpendicular directions. 

American Thermal Window Installs Multiple Brands of Escape Windows

American Thermal Window has many decades of experience installing windows in homes and businesses. We use only the highest quality replacement windows on the market and offer many options, ensuring we have something appropriate for the most discerning of clients. Not only does American Thermal Window have the largest selection of replacement windows throughout Chicago, but American Thermal Window also has the most affordable prices.

Chicago’s Best Window and Door Company

American Thermal Window has over 35 years experience installing windows and doors throughout Chicagoland and is considered Chicago’s top rated window and door company. Everyone on the team is top notch and very experienced in selling and installing windows and doors. The showroom, located at the corner of Milwaukee and Central Ave in Chicago offers many displays showcasing the different window and door options available.

Contact American Thermal Window

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