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EGRESS WINDOWS by Workman Glass Block
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Workman Glass Block egress windows are the perfect way to open up the living space in your home while staying code compliant. If you use your basement as a bedroom or living area, proper egress well installation can provide fresh air or a fireescape for emergencies.


Proper egress window installation is a great way to increase the value of your home. An egress well and window allows you to qualify basement square footage as bedroom space. Workman Glass Block uses long lasting vinyl and other materials to ensure customer satisfaction. Our work ethic and professional service standards also make us a top choice among window contractors in Ohio.


We service residential properties throughout north central Ohio, including Akron, Mansfield, Parma, Cleveland and Columbus. We cover all of our projects with a 10-year warranty, and our contracting work is fully insured. Give Workman Glass Block a call today if you want to learn how our egress windows can improve the ventilation and natural light in your basement space.

We Design The Plans.... We Pull The Permits.... We Do The Work.... You enjoy....

  • Increased safety & peace of mind
  • Higher property value
  • Additional qualifying bedrooms and liveable square footage

  • Improved basement ventilation
  • Natural source of light
  • 10 year workmanship warranty
  • Professional installation & friendly service




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Receive one free smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detector with the purchase of each egress window system!




1026.1 General.

In addition to the means of egress required by this chapter, provisions shall be made for emergency escape and rescue in Group R and I-1 occupancies. Basements and sleeping rooms below the fourth story above grade plane shall have at least one exterior emergency escape and rescue opening in accordance with this section. Where basements contain one or more sleeping rooms, emergency egress and rescue openings shall be required in each sleeping room, but shall not be required in adjoining areas of the basement. Such openings shall open directly into a public way or to a yard or court that opens to a public way.

1026.2 Minimum size.

Emergency escape and rescue openings shall have a minimum net clear opening of 5.7 square feet (0.53 m2).

Exception: The minimum net clear opening for emergency escape and rescue grade-floor openings shall be 5 square feet (0.46 m2).

1026.2.1 Minimum dimensions.

The minimum net clear opening height dimension shall be 24 inches (610 mm). The minimum net clear opening width dimension shall be 20 inches (508 mm). The net clear opening dimensions shall be the result of normal operation of the opening.

1026.3 Maximum height from floor.

Emergency escape and rescue openings shall have the bottom of the clear opening not greater than 44 inches (1118 mm) measured from the floor.

1026.4 Operational constraints.

Emergency escape and rescue openings shall be operational from the inside of the room without the use of keys or tools. Bars, grilles, grates or similar devices are permitted to be placed over emergency escape and rescue openings provided the minimum net clear opening size complies with Section 1026.2 and such devices shall be releasable or removable from the inside without the use of a key, tool or force greater than that which is required for normal operation of the escape and rescue opening. Where such bars, grilles, grates or similar devices are installed in existing buildings, smoke alarms shall be installed in accordance with Section 907.2.10 regardless of the valuation of the alteration.

1026.5 Window wells.

An emergency escape and rescue opening with a finished sill height below the adjacent ground level shall be provided with a window well in accordance with Sections 1026.5.1 and 1026.5.2.

1026.5.1 Minimum size.

The minimum horizontal area of the window well shall be 9 square feet (0.84 m2), with a minimum dimension of 36 inches (914 mm). The area of the window well shall allow the emergency escape and rescue opening to be fully opened.

1026.5.2 Ladders or steps.

Window wells with a vertical depth of more than 44 inches (1118 mm) shall be equipped with an approved permanently affixed ladder or steps. Ladders or rungs shall have an inside width of at least 12 inches (305 mm), shall project at least 3 inches (76 mm) from the wall and shall be spaced not more than 18 inches (457 mm) on center (o.c.) vertically for the full height of the window well. The ladder or steps shall not encroach into the required dimensions of the window well by more than 6 inches (152 mm). The ladder or steps shall not be obstructed by the emergency escape and rescue opening. Ladders or steps required by this section are exempt from the stairway requirements of Section 1009.