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Today's Home Inspector is "In The House"

Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings and Egress

May 23, 2019

In this episode, we speak with Charles Buell and Don Hester about emergency escape and rescue openings and we discuss why we should not be referring to bedroom windows as egress windows. We review the codes that surround the requirements for emergency escape and rescue openings and we discuss some important exceptions in the code. We also discuss what egress really means and we discuss the conundrum of older houses that do not meet modern standards for emergency escape and rescue openings. There are some valuable nuggets here about important home safety could save the life of you or one of your clients.