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ABOUT

Since 1990, we have provided superior service to our customers and assisted them in achieving their goals by providing service of the highest quality.

Our mission at Direct Egress Windows is simple: to provide high-quality services in a timely manner with high attention to detail. We guarantee your satisfaction. Following the "Golden Rule," we treat every job as if we were doing the work on our own home or business. We want you as a lifelong customer.

We only use the best quality products and buy locally when possible. We are licensed, bonded, insured up to 2 million dollars and are certified under 641-Chapter 70, IAC as a lead safe renovator.

For more information or general inquiries, feel free to get a quote.

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What are the size requirements for an Egress Window?

An Egress Window must satisfy four International Residential Code (IRC) criteria: 

  • Minimum width of opening: 20 in. 

  • Minimum height of opening: 24 in. 

  • Net clearance opening: 5.7 sq. ft. (5.0 sq. ft. for ground floor). 

  • Maximum sill height above floor: 44 in


The window must have a minimum clearance of 5.7 sq. ft. Net clear opening refers to the actual free and clear space that exists when the window is open. It is not the rough opening size or the glass panel size, but the actual opening a person can crawl through. 


The window opening must be operational from the inside without keys or tools. Bars, grilles and grates may be installed over windows but must be operational without tools or keys and still allow the minimum clear opening.

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