Image of hung windows in a bedroom that meet egress.

In order for a window to meet egress, it must comply with
the requirements of its local jurisdiction.

Yes. The National Building Code of Canada is a model code that represents the minimum requirements for construction. It provides a basis for those provinces and municipalities that issue their own codes. Provinces and municipalities (jurisdictions having authority) may set their own requirements. Check with your local JELD-WEN dealer for the jurisdiction that has authority where your project will be constructed. Consult with your local authority or JELD-WEN dealer to ensure your project is compliant with code and your home will be safe for many years.

To learn more about Egress, head over to http://en.jeld-wen.ca/resources/egress/

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