Egress window building code requirements

Old 09-05-08, 02:42 PM
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Egress window building code requirements

Can someone tell me what the PA building code requires for an egress window for a second floor bedroom? I need the maximum heighth of the sill from the floor, the width of the egress window, the heighth of the egress window and the total square footage.
Old 09-07-08, 07:38 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum! Have you checked the state website? If the exact info you need to know isn't listed, there should be contact info listed.
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Your local building code office should be able to provide you with code requirements. Codes tend to vary from area to area. Any changes to structure will require a permit.
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The height above the floor is a maximum of 42". I do not recall what the width and height of the opening are. Call your local window dealer(not Home Depot), they will know the other dimensions.

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