Egress Window Installation Philadelphia PA 3

Finishing Your Basement? Adding a New Basement to Your Home? We Can Install Your Egress Windows

What is an Egress Window?

Egress windows are required, by law, for any area of your home where someone will sleep or live. So, if you are finishing your basement, you now have living area added to your home.

The windows need to be added for safety purposes.


In the Philadelphia area, an egress window must satisfy four International Residential Code (IRC) criteria:


Egress windown and doors.

Bilco Doors serving as an egress door.

    • Minimum width of opening: 20 in.

            • Minimum height of opening: 24 in.

            • Minimum net clear opening: 5.7 sq. ft. (5.0 sq. ft. for ground floor)

            • Maximum sill height above floor: 44 in


These are needed in any room where someone would sleep in the basement. If you have multiple bedrooms there, you’ll need an egress for each one.


  • Each egress needs to have a window well that would allow for the rescue of someone in case of emergency (fire, natural disaster, etc.)
  • The window must be able to open all the way and give at least 9 square feet of “floor area”
  • If your egress window will be under a porch, deck or other permanent structure, you have to allow for at least 4-feet between the top of the window and the bottom of the structure


We Can Help You

Let us worry about the safety codes and requirements.

We will install your egress windows (and doors) for you so that you don’t have to worry about any of the details. Just sit back and enjoy knowing that you will quickly have new windows in your basement that not only meet safety codes, but, also let in a lot of light, air,  and freshness into your finished, livable basement.

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