Egress Ladders

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
    • 8 step for wells 97″ – 108″ deep
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Do-it-yourself installation
  • Color options: White, Galvanized Steel, Black


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

All rungs are 12 inches apart, 16 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.



Bolt-on egress ladder

Bolts directly onto the inner part of the well with included hardware.



Hooks over the top of a metal well lip, can be bolted to the bottom with included hardware



Extended hook to fit over an 8″ concrete or brick window well ledge.



For all styles: Hook-Over, Bolt-On, and ladders for Concrete/Brick wells

  • 3 step ladder for wells 48″ deep or less
  • 4 step ladder for wells 52″ – 62″ deep
  • 5 step ladder for wells 63″ – 72″ deep
  • 6 step ladder for wells 73″ – 84″ deep
  • 7 step ladder for wells 85″ – 96″ deep
  • 8 step ladder for wells 97″ – 108″ deep

All rungs are 12″ apart, 16″ wide, and the uprights are 12″ apart. Ladders for concrete/brick are intended to fit an 8″ ledge

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Meet your local building code requirements for egress wells.

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.

egress-ladders color palette


Typically, if the window well is more than 44 inches in depth, you are required to 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 so you can determine whether a ladder is required.

It will also give you information on the dimensions 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.

Need help finding the right egress solution? 

Check out our Complete Basement Egress Window Kits.

3 reviews for Egress Ladders

  1. E. Reynolds

    We had a wonderful experience with Window Well Experts.

  2. Bill Sanders

    My two powder-coated ladders came and they really are a perfect fit!

  3. Garry Daniels

    Very nice service. They explained to me a lot about what are the egress requirements and how big the hatch should be. It looked like, I just needed a ladder and that’s what they sold me. Thanks!

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