The IRC 2012 building codes require all basement living spaces to have emergency egress. It is important for occupants to have an escape route in case of emergency, and ensures emergency services can gain access to the basement.
Window wells provide ventilation and natural light in addition to their function as egress. Bilco window wells are made of high-density plastic, are corrosion resistant, and will not rust, rot or fade. Dome covers are available to keep the well clear of leaves, snow, and other debris.
Basement doors allow easy access to and from the basement and are perfect for moving large items in and out of the basement. Bilco basement door systems are available in high-density plastic or steel construction.
Northern Window carries a range of Bilco egress systems.