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Egress Systems, Inc.
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Serving Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware Counties in Southeastern PA
and Central and Southern New Jersey

Code Compliance
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Below are some of the highlights of the 2006 IRC (International Residential Code), Section R310, as it pertains to windows below ground level.

Windows

Sill height of window above floor: Not to exceed 44 inches.
Minimum opening area: = 5.7 sq. ft.
Minimum opening height: ≥ 24"
Minimum opening width: ≥ 20"


Window Wells/Area Wells

Required where window opening sill height is below ground elevation.
Horizontal dimensions: ≥ 9 sq. ft.
Horizontal projection: ≥ 36"


Ladders

Required on window wells deeper than 44" and must be permanently attached.

Ladder may encroach into well up to 6"
Step Distance between rungs: ≤ 18"
Rungs: 12" wide or greater and must project a minimum of 3" away from wall but maximum of 6".


Grates & Covers

Shall be removable without special tools.



Code sponsored by: The International Code Coucil, the Building Officials Code Administration (BOCA), the Uniform Building Codes (UBC), and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI).

TO CONTACT US:

601 Ridge Road
Spring City, PA 19475

Phone: 484-369-8540
Fax: 484-369-8541

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