In Ontario, an Egress window is not required in a bedroom. However, it is still a preference for most homeowners to want an egress window installed in all the bedrooms of the home. In the case of a fire, the bedroom window is not typically the the ordinary escape route but if the only escape route leading from the bedroom to safety is filled with smoke or worse, blocked with fire, having an Egress window in the bedroom could mean the difference between life and death.
According to the International Residential Code, a bedroom window can be between 24 and 44 inches from the floor, it needs at least 5.7 square feet for the opening, and it must measure no less than 24 inches high and 20 inches wide.
If you’ve been considering upgrading your home’s overall aesthetics, as well as providing your family with added safety in the case of emergencies, get in contact with a professional window installer at Custom Window Designs. They can show you all the design options available for Egress replacement windows. They offer financing options as low as $28 a month, so that you don’t have to hold off on a home improvement project that would provide you the security every home needs.
Contact Custom Window Designs today for more information on financing your new egress windows and to get a free quote. They’re located at 3495 Laird Road. Unit 1 servicing Mississauga and the surrounding areas.