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BASEMENT EGRESS WINDOWS

Serving Nassau, Suffolk and Queens 

International Residential Code Section R310 regarding Basement Egress Windows: “Basements and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency and rescue opening.”

Boccia Inc. has been providing emergency escape windows and basement entrances for homes all around New York. Constructed from galvanized steel, our egress well and frame system outperforms all other plastic molded systems in strength and durability. You can choose from the standard white finish on galvanized steel, or our decorative Natural Stone finish for a sleek, stylish look.

Therefore, let Boccia Inc. bring natural light and air into your basement and, most importantly, protect your family with code-compliant emergency escape and rescue openings. After all, Boccia provides services with careful attention to detail. Our history serving homes is why our reviews are great, among the most recommended firms across Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. 

New York State Requirements for Basement Egress Windows

Building Code IRC Section R310.1 mandates that “basements with habitable space and every sleeping room shall have at least one openable emergency escape and rescue window.” This has changed the way people look at basements in a significant way. That’s because most basements were not built to comply with this regulation.

Key requirements for an emergency basement escape window installation are as follows:

  • The bottom of the basement egress window opening can’t exceed 44” from the finished floor.
  • The minimum opening area of the basement egress window is 5.7 square feet.
  • A basement egress window opening height should be a minimum 24” high.
  • The minimum basement egress window opening is 20” wide.
  • An egress ladder or step may encroach into a well up to 6”.

 

The basement egress window shall be easily opened or removed from the inside of the egress well without special tools. Essentially, these requirements ensure that an able-bodied person would be able to both fit through and lift themselves up and out the window.

Obviously, a properly-sized basement escape window is used to protect the public’s welfare, in case they have to escape a space that is predominantly below ground. Additionally, a new basement emergency window can bring in more light and fresh air, creating a much-improved environment.

Boccia Inc. is an authorized distributor and installer of basement egress windows.

Above all, natural light can transform a basement living space and provide a new, fresh air source.  Boccia Inc. is an authorized distributor and installer in New York City.

• White on galvanized window frame          • White vinyl insulated glass insert         • White on galvanized area well
• Emergency escape ladder                           • Metal safety grate                                      • Clear plastic cover