We love selling windows…just not more than once. So we’ve constructed a list of tempering and egress codes to help make sure we get it right, the first time.
A window should be tempered if any of the following conditions exist:
- The window glass is within 24″ of either edge of a door in a closed position
- The glass is within 60″ of a tub or shower drain.
- The glass is within 60″ of the stair tread.
- The glass is closer than 18″ to the floor and more than 9 Square Feet
** Other conditions may require tempering
A window needs to meet the following conditions if the window is going to be in a bedroom, or any room that people may sleep in, such as a den or office. Remember, simply designating the room as something other than a bedroom may not exempt you from the egress laws
- The window must be at least 20″ wide
- The window must be at least 24″ high
- If on the ground floor, the window must have a minimum clear opening of 5.0 Square Feet
- If not on the ground floor, the window must have a minimum clear opening of 5.7 Square Feet
- The sills must not be higher than 44″ above the floor