Egress standards for basement windows in Quebec
The basement window must be accessible and have a simple mechanism so that a child or adult can easily open the door or window in an emergency.
The basement window is a means of egress, so it must open from the inside without a key, without tools, without removing the sash or without special knowledge in order to allow all residents of the building to make use of it.
The area of the window opening must be at least 3.77 square feet and its height or width must be at least 15 inches.
The window must easily provide access to the outside and must open in the direction of travel. When installing, it is important to ensure that the window remains open without additional support means. At least 760 mm of clearance in front of the basement window, outside, otherwise a coping must be dug to comply with this rule.
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