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7/15/2014

Tilt + Turn Windows for Basement Egress


Tilt + Turn Windows are an excellent option for basement egress windows. Although egress requirements differ slightly depending on your governing building code, the reasoning does not: in case of emergency, such as a fire, occupants in a room must be able to easily exit.

 

Large Opening Windows

Custom built to the size you need, the ability to fully open Tilt + Turn Windows into the room (as shown below on the far right) allows you to meet most egress requirements. By turning the handle up, the entire window turns inwards providing a large opening that can be used as an exit in the event of an emergency.

 

In addition, Tilt + Turn Windows provide excellent security, water penetration resistance and ventilation - three factors you need for basement windows.

 

 

High-Security Windows

Innotech windows are equipped with our exclusive Defender System. The Defender System combines multi-point locks, steel reinforcement and welded corners to provide proven protection from casual break-and-enters.

 

+ Click here to watch our Break-and-Enter Demonstration 

 

Water Resistant Windows

Regularly tested in-house, by third party laboratories and on-site, our windows are engineered and manufactured to be water resistant. Due to their proximity to the ground, basement windows are often a source of water penetration, costing homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. The Defender System, combined with three weatherseals, ensures that when closed, Tilt + Turn Windows protect your home from expensive water infiltration.

 

+ Click here to watch the "Hurricane in a Box" video 

 

 Best in VentilationTilt for Ventilation 

In the tilt position (as shown in the middle image in the above photo), Tilt + Turn Windows provide secure and efficient ventilation by allowing rising warm air to exit at the top and fresh cool air to enter at the sides - without the need for an open door or second window! 

 

Whether you're building a new home or renovating an exiting home, selecting the right windows for your basement is an important part of building a safe and durable home. For more benefits of the Tilt + Turn Window, click here.