What are the requirements for emergency exit windows?
The requirements for emergency exit windows are as follows.
  • In every sleeping room provide an emergency exit window 5.7 square feet, or 820 square inches, with a minimum opening height and width of 24 inches and 20 inches respectively.
  • Finished sill height to be not more than 44 inches above the finished floor per the Universal Building Code.
  • Window wells shall provide a minimum accessible net opening of 9 square feet, with a minimum dimension of 36 inches.
  • Window wells with a vertical depth of more than 44 inches shall be equipped with an approved permanently affixed ladder or step.

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