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If you have egress windows installed in your home, you need to know the basics of how they work and how to properly operate them in case of an emergency. Egress windows are sometimes called emergency escape windows, fire escape windows, or fire escape doors. You must familiarize yourself with these features so that you're prepared if there ever is a situation where they're needed. Get a Free Quote

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Egress windows are an important safety feature in homes, but many people don’t know they need them until it’s too late.

Did you know that every home should have at least one egress window? It’s a simple way to make your home safer in the event of a fire or other emergency.

We specialize in installing egress windows in Toronto. We have years of experience and our team is knowledgeable about all the latest safety standards.

What is an Egress Window?

An egress window is a window used for emergency exits in event of an emergency such as a fire. It is required by code to be big enough for adults to escape easily and it needs to have a window frame and window sash, and still be in good condition. There are different types of egress windows including casements, sliders, awnings, and bedrooms. A basement egress window must be installed at the bottom of the outside wall of the house with an entrance door on ground level. The living space can be used for additional living space or limited space because of its small size.

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What are the Benefits of an Egress Window?

Other than escape in an emergency, egress windows have other benefits such as increased natural light and ventilation in your room. Without an egress window, you can’t get the benefit of this additional light and ventilation.

In addition, if you live in a space that has limited living space or limited bedroom space, then installing an egress window could help make more living/bedroom space available to use as desired. You may also need to install an egress window if you are finishing your basement so there will be a way for the finished basement to meet Ontario Building Code requirements for adequate year-round ventilation.

Also, the interior look of an egress window can be enhanced with trims for aesthetic purposes.

When to Install it?

Egress windows provide additional living space for those who live in basement suites or have limited living space in their home. When converting a basement into a secondary suite, it's best to install the window frame at the same time as the building permit application is submitted. This ensures that there are no delays in obtaining your occupancy permit.

If you're not converting your basement, then installing your window frame can be done at any time.

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Requirements for an Egress Window?

The National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) has outlined a few requirements that apply to egress windows:


  • A window should be operable easily without the need for a key, tool, or special knowledge.
  • The window opening should be unobstructed (approx 3.8 square feet). This is to ensure that it is large enough to facilitate an emergency exit.
  • Specific size requirements may vary across states and counties. It's better to check with your local city office.
  • The egress window should provide sufficient ventilation and at least 5 percent light into the
  • For a basement window, a window well is also required. For access to the exterior, the well must extend from the window at least 22".

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What is a Window Well?

A window well is a U-shaped, ribbed metal or plastic product designed to fit around basement windows. They are used for protection against moisture and dirt. They usually have a drainage system to channel rainwater.

Also, window wells need to be big enough for humans to get out.

Types of Egress Windows We Specialize In

Our team of professionals specializes in the installation of all the various types of egress windows in Toronto. Egress window types include:

  • Single-hung egress windows
  • Double-hung egress windows
  • Sliding egress windows
  • Awning egress windows
  • Casement egress windows

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What is the difference between an egress window and a regular window?
Egress windows look like regular large windows, but open fully to allow the building's occupants to escape in an emergency such as a house fire. All completed basements must have exit windows before they can legally be converted into living spaces.
Do egress windows need to open in or out?
An egress window is a type of window that swings inwards rather than outwards like traditional swing-out windows.
Can an egress window be added to a basement?
Luckily, adding an egress window or door to an existing basement is a simple and relatively common project.
What is the minimum size for egress windows?
To meet mandatory requirements, egress windows must meet the following criteria:

Minimum opening width: 20 inches Minimum opening height: 24 inches Minimum net opening: 5.7 sq.
What is needed to convert my standard basement windows into egress windows?
Check out the video link below which gives you clarity on how you can install your egress window: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H43OH2ohL3E
How often does exterior waterproofing need to be applied in Toronto?
Preventative maintenance should be performed at least every four months.

Egress window costs in Toronto

The cost of egress windows in Toronto is a major factor, with low-end windows costing as little as $200-300, while high-end large windows can cost close to $1,000. Of course, hiring a professional also increases these costs. Additional requirements such as drilling a basement window and adding a casement and staircase also add up to a significant cost of over $1,000. On average, homeowners pay about $2,300 to install fire escape windows.

We are proud to offer homeowners in the Toronto area one of the best egress window installation services you can find. Our team is well-versed in providing solutions for you and we make sure to offer exceptional service at an affordable price.

We have been in business for over 25 years, and our installations are always done right the first time. Great quality and service are just two of the many reasons why you should choose us for your egress window installation. We have also got the following features added to our cap:

  • Licensed, Insured, and Certified Team
  • Over 150 5-star Reviews
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If you are in Toronto and are looking for a reliable egress window installation service that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, contact us today.

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