3. Emergency Egress
Egress requirements are designed to ensure home occupants can safely exit their homes. During an emergency, your bedroom windows might be the only way to safely leave your home. It can be easy to forget about egress when planning your home renovations. A qualified contractor shouldn’t forget though. In the photo below, you can see that outside of the window is the deck, bordered with lattice. There was no opening. If an occupant did escape through the window, they would need to find a way to penetrate the lattice.