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Old 11-27-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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Does a bedroom used solely as storage (and has been for 10 years) have to meet window egress requirements?

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Old 11-27-2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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If you want to use it as a bedroom or sell the house with it listed as a bedroom, Yes
A room is only a room
Is there a bed in the room ?

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Does a bedroom used solely as storage (and has been for 10 years) have to meet window egress requirements?
All listed bedrooms have to have an egress window. Why are you asking now after 10 years? Are you getting inspections for something?
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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There is no bed in this room. Thanks!
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This room has not been used as a bedroom in 10 years and is now used only as storage. I recently had new windows installed and was not aware of the egress rules. I'm at the point where I just want to pass my inspection.
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This room has not been used as a bedroom in 10 years and is now used only as storage. I recently had new windows installed and was not aware of the egress rules. I'm at the point where I just want to pass my inspection.
Your first post you said it has been used as storage for the past 10 years. You're saying that it is now used as storage. Which one is it?

Is this a room that was listed as a bedroom when the house was built, or when you bought it? Is this a room in front of the house that is next to a bedroom that originally had the same size windows? Did the person who installed the windows think it was a bedroom or storage room?
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Storage for the past 10 years, storage now and storage in the future. This room was listed as a bedroom when I purchased the house. It has 2 windows. The inspector has told me that the 5.7 minimum egress was code 40 years ago. My home was built in 1984 - it was a model for 2 years and I am the original owner. The windows each measured 25.5" x 28.25" - which didn't meet the code to begin with. I simply wanted to replace the builder's grade windows with energy efficient. The new windows measure 24" x 25.5". I don't want to put any more money into this project.
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Storage for the past 10 years, storage now and storage in the future. This room was listed as a bedroom when I purchased the house. It has 2 windows. The inspector has told me that the 5.7 minimum egress was code 40 years ago. My home was built in 1984 - it was a model for 2 years and I am the original owner. The windows each measured 25.5" x 28.25" - which didn't meet the code to begin with. I simply wanted to replace the builder's grade windows with energy efficient. The new windows measure 24" x 25.5". I don't want to put any more money into this project.
Why don't you just ask the inspector your question?
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If that is the window then the room can no longer be considered a bedroom
And could not be considered a bedroom when sold if the Inspector is correct
Unless there is another room in the house that qualifies as a bedroom have it removed as a bedroom
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The simple solution is to call the room a den, even when you list it for sale.
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Is the room on the first or second floor?
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This room has not been used as a bedroom in 10 years and is now used only as storage. I recently had new windows installed and was not aware of the egress rules. I'm at the point where I just want to pass my inspection.
Which inspection?

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