Freedom Basement Window
Egress Specifications*
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When it comes to homes, more and more municipalities are requiring more than one exit out of a basement.  These exits, called Egress, can be an exit, like stairs that lead to an upper level, and a window or door that leads directly to the outside.  Common egress codes require that the window has an unobstructed opening not less than 20" x 24" irrespective of width or height, and a square foot opening of 5.7 square feet.  Unlimited, Inc. manufactures two styles of window that meet common egress code for basements, sliders and the in-swing egress window.  The sizes and specifications of these windows are below.  Please check your local building codes to determine your local egress code.

FWS-5142 (Slider)

Frame Dimension (Outside) 51" wide x 42" high 
Net Clear Opening A**: 21 1/2" wide x 38 1/4" high (5.7 sq. ft.)
Net Clear Opening B***: 47 1/2" wide x 38 1/4" high (12.61 sq. ft.)
Net Clear Glass Area: 23 1/16" wide x 36 3/4" high/per sash
(5.88 sq. ft./sash -or- 11.76 sq. ft./window)

FWS-4848 (Slider)

Frame Dimension (Outside) 48" wide x 48" high 
Net Clear Opening A**: 20" wide x 44 1/4" high (6.14 sq. ft.)
Net Clear Opening B***: 44 1/2" wide x 44 1/4" high (13.67 sq. ft.)
Net Clear Glass Area: 21 9/16" wide x 42 3/4" high/per sash
(6.4 sq. ft./sash -or- 12.8 sq. ft./window)

FWS-6048 (Slider)

Frame Dimension (Outside) 60" wide x 48" high 
Net Clear Opening A**: 26" wide x 44 1/4" high (7.98 sq. ft.)
Net Clear Opening B***: 56 1/2" wide x 44 1/4" high (17.36 sq. ft.)
Net Clear Glass Area: 27 9/16" wide x 42 3/4" high/per sash
(8.18 sq. ft./sash -or- 16.36 sq. ft./window)

ISE-2745 (In-Swing Egress)

Frame Dimension (Outside) 27" wide x 45" high
Net Clear Opening A**: 20 1/8" wide x 40 7/8" high (5.71 sq. ft.)
Net Clear Glass Area: 20 3/8" wide x 38 3/8" high (5.43 sq. ft.)

AB-2947 (In-Swing Acrylic Block)

Frame Dimension (Outside) 29 3/8" x 47 1/4"
Net Clear Opening A**: 22 1/2" wide x 43 1/8" high (6.74 sq. ft.)
Net Clear Block Area: 22 3/4" wide x 40 5/8" high (6.42 sq. ft.)

*All information given is for reference use only. No guarantee, written or verbal, is implied that any window will meet the building codes in a specific area. Check your local building codes to verify compliance.
**One sash opened in the normal operating position
***Both sash and screen removed from the frame

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