— Window wells are a great way to get natural daylight into below-ground spaces such as cellars and basements. However, due to the wide variety of building codes nationwide, it is often difficult to determine if your basement needs an emergency exit, and if so, what size basement window and window well is required to be up-to-code. These building code requirements change by state, and even sometimes by local jurisdiction. WindowWellExperts.com has just launched a database of egress codes with over 900 states, cities, and counties listed to ensure every purchase complies to local requirements… saving contractors and home owners the tedious task of making sure their basements are egress code compliant.
When building a home, or adding rooms to a basement, certain rooms require the basement window be an emergency exit. To find the size of the window well and basement window, individuals must look up the IRC Egress Codes for the state and county to find the minimums required by the state to pass inspection.
This information was previously scattered across hundreds of different locations online. Window Well Experts has compiled, collated and centralized this information into a single easy to use resource. Individuals simply input their locality to find website links and contact information for local inspection, building codes and more. People can quickly find the required size of window wells and basement windows, for emergency egress and rescue from basement rooms.
A spokesperson for Window Well Experts explained, “We are thrilled to be able to introduce this new resource, which will be invaluable for customers to ensure the window wells, basement windows, and covers they are purchasing will comply with all necessary egress codes in their local jurisdiction, and that new builds are created to the appropriate dimensions.”
About Window Well Experts: Window Well Experts started in 1975 as teenager Joe Sikorski began selling custom made window well covers door to door to homeowners in the greater Chicagoland area. Since then, Joe and his company have talked with thousands of homeowners to design, develop and improve the types, styles, and designs of window well covers available. As a result, they are a leading supplier and installer of Bubble and Dome window well covers, Low Profile window well covers, Custom Fabricated covers and Metal Grate covers.
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