Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

egress windows


does every wbedroom window have to meet egress code or will one work

pattyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

egress windows


I live in Houston having problems finding an answer to this in the codes

pattyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: As always..beside myself.
Posts: 4,226
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

egress windows


Quote:
Originally Posted by pattyman View Post
I live in Houston having problems finding an answer to this in the codes
You can't occupy it as a bedroom unless it has acceptable egress
creeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: As always..beside myself.
Posts: 4,226
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

egress windows


an imposter

Last edited by creeper; 07-20-2012 at 09:05 PM.
creeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 6,610
Rewards Points: 2,502
Default

egress windows


Some codes allow you to be grandfathered in if you previously did not have egress or it was a code requirement when the home was built.
Windows on Wash is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Utica, NY
Posts: 526
Rewards Points: 514
Default

egress windows


Quote:
Originally Posted by pattyman View Post
does every wbedroom window have to meet egress code or will one work

One will work.
framer52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: As always..beside myself.
Posts: 4,226
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

egress windows


Not in Ontario. Each bedroom must have its own window
creeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far sw sub chicago
Posts: 3,888
Rewards Points: 2,248
Default

egress windows


Quote:
Originally Posted by Windows on Wash View Post
Some codes allow you to be grandfathered in if you previously did not have egress or it was a code requirement when the home was built.
while checking out houses in the neighborhoods. i have seen many houses that don't have egress code windows. and these houses don't look old at all.
Fix'n it is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: As always..beside myself.
Posts: 4,226
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

egress windows


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fix'n it View Post
while checking out houses in the neighborhoods. i have seen many houses that don't have egress code windows. and these houses don't look old at all.
Good luck getting insurance without proper egress.

Code or no code, nobody will be sleeping in my bsmt bedrooms without at least 2 exits
creeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

egress windows


In all likelihood in Houston you will need to comply with the IRC building code. Section 310 of that code which talks about egress, starts as follows -
R310.1 Emergency escape and rescue required. Basements and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency and rescue opening.
I hope this helps. Good luck.

If you would like additional information you can check out this page on my site - http://www.egresswindows.com/its-the-law
EgressWindows is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to EgressWindows For This Useful Post:
HomeSealed (07-23-2012)
Old 07-23-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
Home Performance
 
HomeSealed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milwaukee,WI
Posts: 1,445
Rewards Points: 524
Default

egress windows


It seems like everyone that responded to this question read it differently, lol... The above post is correct. Every basement room that is to be considered a bedroom needs one window that meets egress code requirements. If you have more than one window in a given room, only the one has to meet the requirement, but that one window does not suffice for other, separate rooms in the basement.
__________________
Replacement Windows, doors, siding, roofing, insulation, and certified energy consulting.
www.HomeSealed.com
HomeSealed is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to HomeSealed For This Useful Post:
Evstarr (07-24-2012)
Old 07-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 513
Rewards Points: 500
Default

egress windows


Correct. 1 per room.

Evstarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Egress window question - Andersen windows comply? tpagel Windows and Doors 7 06-25-2011 08:40 AM
Installling Basement Egress Windows JohnnyB Building & Construction 2 04-11-2010 07:15 PM
Windows XP Mode in Windows 7! poppameth PC Repairs & Upgrades 5 04-28-2009 12:18 PM
Windows: RO sill height and egress question. iMisspell Building & Construction 3 10-25-2008 12:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.