Basement Egress Windows and Doors can not only be a beautiful addition to your home, but they are also required in Pennsylvania if you are using your basement as a bedroom or are wanting to consider it living space to add to your home’s square footage. You must have an emergency exit in case of a fire or another type of home emergency.
A basement egress can be as simple as Bilco Door, Patio Doors, or Egress Window that is large enough for a person to fit through. We here at Morgan are experts at installing egresses and can walk you through the process that it entails to making sure your home is up to code. Call the Egress Openings specialist at Morgan at 610.696.0100 for a Free Estimate.
Here is the window requirement: Include a minimum opening width of 20 inches with a minimum opening height of 24 inches. The actual opening that a person must pass through has a minimum clear opening of 5.7 square feet. The window sill can be no more than 44 inches from the floor.