Egress Window Systems
Comfort and Peace of Mind
When you choose AM Shield Escape Windows you are selecting a quality, well-built product that provides safety and year-round comfort for your family. In the event of an emergency, your family will be able to escape safely because the emergency latch is quick and easy to open and is within easy reach for anyone (children, senior citizens, handicapped, etc.). The competition cannot make this claim
It’s the Law
If you add a bedroom in an unfinished basement or create a habitable space in your basement, an egress window must be installed in the bedroom.
According to the International Residential Code (IRC) 2003 lower level egress requirements, egress windows and wells are required under the following circumstances:
- If you add a bedroom in an unfinished basement, an egress window must be installed in the bedroom.
- If you create a habitable space in your basement other than a bedroom and you currently do not have an egress window, one must be included with the installation of the habitable room.
Fire can spread rapidly through a home, leaving as little as two minutes to escape safely. In the event of a fire or emergency, family members have the ability to escape out of the basement quickly through egress windows and wells.
- Choose between a one-piece unit or a modular unit that can be stacked to any depth with no bracing necessary.
- Well covers can be attached to the well easily and protect people and pets from accidentally falling in.
- Windows are shipped “ready to pour” with the sash and screen inside the frame for one-step installation.
Egress window wells are made from polyethylene with UV inhibitors. This durable material gives them superior weathering capabilities and no maintenance once they have been installed. They are warranted against rusting, rotting and decay for a period of ten years.
Whatever egress system you choose, you will be truly satisfied with the quality and beauty that these windows and wells provide. Your basement will be filled with natural light and our available well colors will accent your interior décor.