I’ve seen some different numbers when in comes to egress size for bedroom windows… but does this include removing a sash? or both?.. i have a newly constructed home with a bottom openning size of 38" wide by 14.5 high… of course double that if you count removing the sashes…
anyone have different take on this?
there is a casement window in same room that is taller but only about 18" wide…
I inspect in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The requirements I gave are for Minnesota.
Wisconsin is a bit different in that in only requires the 20" and 24" minimums irrespective of height and width for bedroom egress and does not requires 5 sq. ft. minimum clear space. The 8% natural light requirment is also required.
A typical 12 x 12 room would need 11.52 sq. ft. of window area. So if there is only a single window it would still likely meet the 5 sq.ft. clear area.
That height requirement was based on that fact Larry, thanks for bring that up.
I would also like to point out that you could possibly meet the 8% natural light condition for a room and still not meet the secondary means of egress due to the type of window installed in the dwelling.
Single or double hung windows will provide the most clear area, the Casement window decreases the frame opening area.
The awning is out of the question, the jealousy is out of the question.
So the definition of Clear Opening has it’s merit.