Interior shot of 3 Willmar single-hung E3500 vinyl windows

An egress window meets specific requirements for using as a human exit in cases of emergency. These Willmar single-hung E3500 vinyl windows meet egress and are also ENERGY STAR qualified.

An egress window is a window that’s large enough for entry or exit and is intended to provide an emergency entrance or exit, often in a basement and surrounded by a window well. Egress windows and wells must meet specific safety requirements.

Each window style has a minimum required measurement in order to meet egress. Certain styles, such as awning windows, cannot be placed in bedrooms without a secondary exit, because the operating arm does not allow for a large enough opening for a human exit, in case of fire. The minimum size required varies greatly between window styles, so it’s best to seek the advice of your locally trained JELD-WEN dealer.

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