An egress window is a basement window that can be used as a fire escape if needed. The window is usually beneath the ground level and is only exposed by a tunnel that reaches towards the edge of the house. In case of an emergency, parents and children should know how to escape through an egress window.
Step 1 - Remove the Screen
Start by removing the screen to the window.
Step 2 - Open Window and Climb Out
Now that the screen has been removed, you can open the window and climb out.
Step 3 - Open the Second Window Set
Open the second window set if your egress window has one.
Step 4 - Exit via the Egress Window
Leave the house.
An egress window may have a number of unique features. For example, some models come with a security code so that burglars can't use the window to get in. In the case of an egress window that has a long tunnel, a ladder may be installed to help you get out.