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Old 06-21-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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I want to replace some windows in an upper floor which might be used for bedrooms sometime in the future. I want to install a couple egress windows. The rest of the house uses Andersen 400 Series casements. Do these windows comply with code for egress windows, if they are the right height and width, I mean, do I need to order special hardware to let the window swing clear away from the sash? I continue online research, but if somebody knows off the top of their head, I would appreciate the feedback. Thanks in advance

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Andersen should have all that info on their site. From what I remember, when I was building homes in Ohio a number of years back, the casement windows had to have a net opening width of 20 inches. Some of andersen's hardware helps this out by moving the pivot point of the window as it opens to increase the clear width. Check with your local building department before you do anything. They should be able to provide you with what they require. Then just doublecheck with Andersen.
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Any Anderson window that qualifies as an egress window will have a sticker on it.

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Andersen casements do have windows that meet Egress requirements, although not all do. The windows marked with a diamond meet egress standards

http://www.andersenwindows.com/servl...&ssbinary=true
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Any Anderson window that qualifies as an egress window will have a sticker on it.

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...and it should be denoted as such in just about any brochure they put out. Just read the fine print of the brochure to see what they use for a label......
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If you have an inspection, leave the sticker on the window to eliminate any confusion or lost paperwork in case you do not have the current brochure handy. - Make sure your sill height meets the local requiements since a locality can have a different/tougher standard and my friend had to get the inspection after the laminate floor was installed to decrease the sill height for kids to egress.

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Andersen casements do have windows that meet Egress requirements, although not all do. The windows marked with a diamond meet egress standards

http://www.andersenwindows.com/servl...&ssbinary=true
Very simple.
Go to your local supplier and ask for a catalog.
Egress will be noted on the casement page.

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