16-gauge steel, heavy-duty window wells are suitable for securing extra-deep basement egress installation. Thanks to their thickness, they can withstand greater ground pressure.
Our heavy-duty egress window wells can be ordered in any depth like our other wells and can be joined together to handle extra deep basements. They are ideally suited for basements located deep beneath the ground.
If you are looking for a durable solution that will withstand the pressure of the earth, this is the perfect fit. Thanks to the special zinc coating, the window wells can resist corrosion for a very long time. In addition, all our large egress window wells come with a 30-year warranty.
|Item Number||Gauge Steel||Width||Projection||Available Depths|
|WHD6736||16"||67"||36"||72”, 84", 96"|
|WHD7536||16"||75"||36"||60”, 72” 84", 96"|
|WHD8036||16"||80"||36"||12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 48", 60", 72", 84", 96"|
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The short answer is yes. Our heavy-duty window well series is created with IRC building codes in mind. Fire escape window wells are required in basement bedrooms by local building codes to provide emergency egress.
This is valid for every living space or bedroom you have in your basement. In this case, your window well should not only provide sufficient light and ventilation for your basement but also provide an escape route for a fully grown adult.
IRC building regulations for any window require ladders well that is over 44” inches deep.
We offer two models that are 100% compatible with our heavy-duty window wells. Hook-over ladders are the most commonly used with metal wells. These are secured by hooks at the top lip of the well and bolted to its the wall of the well. They come in 3 to 8 steps – for wells with depth up to 96″.
Bolt-on egress ladders are bolted directly to the window well with the hardware provided in the packaging. They also come in 3 to 8-step varieties. Please refer to our egress window well ladder page for more information on sizing and compatibility.
Most building code regulations do not mandate covering the window well. However, when you have a large and deep window well, we recommend installing a heavy-duty window well cover for safety purposes. as the risk of injuries is significantly higher. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you combine your well with our low profile unbreakable window well cover or a sturdy aluminum grate.
Even though it is not code, many insurance companies are requiring homeowners to cover window wells to prevent liability problems from falls.
Just like our window well covers our window wells are built to last and add value to your home.
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