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Window Well Egress Escape Ladder


Egress ladders are available in two types: Hook-Оver for both metal and concrete wells, and Bolt-Оn wells for any style well:

  • Ladders are available in 6 heights:
    • 3 step for wells 48″ deep or less
    • 4 step for wells 52″ – 62″ deep
    • 5 step for wells 63″ – 72″ deep
    • 6 step for wells 73″ – 84″ deep
    • 7 step for wells 85″ – 96″ deep
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Do-it-yourself installation
  • Color options: White, Galvanized Steel, Black

Product Features:

Our sturdy one-piece galvanized steel egress ladders are required by code for wells over 44 inches deep from the bottom of the well up to the lip of the well.

All rungs are 12 inches apart16 inches wide, and the uprights are 12 inches apart. Ladders for concrete/brick are intended to fit an 8 inches ledge.

  • The ladders are easy to install. As a homeowner, you can make it your next DYI project. To install the egress window ladder, hook it over the well’s lip on the side of the window opening. Attach the ladder to the well with stainless steel screws for additional stability.

Window Well Ladder Type Options

  1. Bolt-On Window Well Ladder: Bolts directly onto the inner part of the well with included hardware.
  2. Hook-Over Fire Escape Ladder: Hooks over the top of a metal well lip can be bolted to the bottom with included hardware.
  3. For Concrete/Brick Wells: Extended hook to fit over an 8″ concrete or brick window well ledge.

Available Finishes for Our Fire Escape Ladders for Basement Windows

Window Well Experts offers window well egress ladders in a few different styles. To accommodate any basement well style, the ladders are available in White, Galvanized Steel, and Black.

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Meet your local building code requirements for egress wells.


Typically, if the window well is more than 44 inches in depth, you must have an egress ladder. Take a second to measure the depth of the window well to see if it meets the minimum requirements for having a ladder.

If the window well depth is more than 44 inches, you’ll need to look a little bit further into this.

It is also a good idea to double-check the codes for your area to be sure you are following the correct regulations. Check out our egress code database.

When you click the link, use the “select a state” drop-down menu to choose your appropriate location. You will then find the heading “ladder and steps.” This will show you the specific measurements to determine whether a ladder is required.

It will also give you information on the dimensions of the ladder.

An egress ladder is a required item that will help you and your family exit the window well in the event of an emergency. We hope never happens, but it is essential to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. A way out of the basement is a must-have when it comes to the safety of your loved ones, and it will also give you peace of mind.

We’ve got you covered there, too! Check out some different ladder options that we offer. Then you can decide what will work best for your home.

You will be sure to find one that fits the measurements and requirements of your window well. All the ladders are quick and easy to install! Just set aside a little bit of time to make sure your new ladder is installed correctly, then it will be ready for use.

It must be at least 5.7 sq. ft., which is at least 20 inches wide by 24 inches high, with an opening no higher than 44 inches from the floor.

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