Egress Windows

Canadian building code requires every bedroom to have at least two exit points in case of emergency. Windows usually count as a second exit point, subject to minimum size and other requirements. Egress windows from Windowsville Windows and Doors will satisfy the requirements for the second exit should the main exit not be accessible for any reason. It is important that

Egress windows are made according to emergency exit requirements as they provide safety for you and your loved ones. Additionally, Egress windows can be customized to homeowners' personal preferences to make your living space beautiful and functional.
The most relevant location for specialized Egress windows is usually the basement of the house.

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Highly Efficient

Windowsville egress windows provide optimal indoor comfort through all four seasons. The Energy Rating and U-factor of our products meet the stringent government standards for energy efficiency. All our windows display the Energy Star® label reflecting their rating and specifications.

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Paint & Stain Options

Whether you prefer to stick to the traditional white window look or get creative with colours of your windows, we have got you covered with huge palette variety. We also offer windows with three-stage stain to provide the look of natural wood finishing for exterior or interior.

Egress Window Features & Options

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Vinyl Construction

Windowsville egress windows are made from a unique, 100% lead-free Canadian-made premium uPVC. As a result, our windows withstand impact and discolouration better than competition.

Looks Fitting any Design

Our egress windows can come in both traditional window look and contemporary designs depending on your preference and window location.

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Structural Construction

Our egress windows come standard with precision mitered, fusion-welded corners, providing attractive appearance and eliminate the need for adhesive and sealants. Welding of internal walls yields increased structural solidity.

Easy-to-remove Screen

Our easily removable egress window screens are placed on the inside of the window, where they are more protected from the elements and can be removed easily. While featuring a light construction and elegant design, the screens are sturdy and provide protection allowing maximum air flow.

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Low-E Glazing Options

While Low-E coating is not visible for most of its grades and lets most visible light through, it provides year-round solar control and comfort in all types of weather. In hot weather it rejects the sun's heat and harmful UV rays. In cold weather, it reflects heat back into the room. Different levels of Low-E coating are available.

Argon gas filling

The inside of the thermal glass unit is filled with argon instead of air. Argon is an inert, odourless, safe gas, which is denser than the air. As a result, our egress windows provide reduced inter-pane convection and yield improved thermal insulation efficiency. Coupled with the Low-E coating, Argon brings the temperature of the window closer to room temperature, while also offsetting water vapour to prevent condensation.

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Warm Edge Super Spacer

The non-metal, structural foam spacer is the seal that keeps the glass unit in place. The dual-seal unit combines the sealant that performs the adhesive function and the second sealant which has moisture and vapour resistance properties. Both sealants perform well in both high and low temperatures and withstand height humidity and ultraviolet exposure

Internal Air Chambers

Our egress windows have high number of sash air chambers, providing them with top perfect insulation and effective sound proofing advantages, as well as thermal efficiency and increased sturdiness.

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Organic Foam Chamber Insulation

Certified organic polyurethane foam injection ensures safe and toxin-free insulation, while improving the overall thermal and sound performance of the egress window.

Double and triple-pane insulated thermal units

Our egress windows can come with two or more layers of glass joined in a completely triple-sealed thermal unit which provides effective barrier to heat, humidity, and sound transfer for optimal comfort.

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Integrated brickmold

A brickmold is an exterior trim of the egress window, framing it like a picture. It is used to fill the gap between the window and the exterior surface (stone, siding, brick, stucco etc.) while aesthetically providing a richer look. We provide various sizes and styles of brickmolds, which can be bent into shapes for shaped windows to accommodate every design.

Interior Finishes

Vinyl casings are an ideal solution for an enhanced look in your house. Vinyl is a perfect material for a casing because it does not deteriorate, chip, fade, or rot with time. We provide advanced technology with the finest materials for durable, flawless finishes that will retain their original colour with time. There is a variety of options when it comes to selecting rosettes (trim corners), that will add a unique look to your egress window.

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Get Creative with Grille Options

Make your egress windows special by adding unique decorative grille pattern. Decorative grilles can make an otherwise standard window look extraordinary and add a whole new dimension to your home appearance. Majority of home owners prefer the look of grilles in their windows to complement the architectural design and augment the look of their home. Any grille configuration is compatible with any grille type to get the desired effect.

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Grille Styles


Interior Grilles are installed between the glass units and require no maintenance, which leaves the window surface smooth for easy cleaning.

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Grille Colours

We carry most of the grilled in the same colour as our windows with optional metallic, silver, or gold.







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Glass Options

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Textured Glass

Textured glass can be a beautiful addition to any room, adding a touch of elegance and style. Textured glass is known for offering superior privacy while allowing sunlight in and is remarkably versatile. Windowsville offers a variety of textured glass options, so you can choose the ideal glass for your property.

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Tinted Glass

Should you prefer to add a gorgeous exterior look to your house, increase privacy, reduce the brightness of exceedingly sunny rooms, and control the climate of your space more effectively, tinted glass may be an excellent option. It comes in bronze and grey hues and is becoming increasingly popular. Additional benefits of tinted glass are glare prevention on computer or to screens, less visibility from outside, better furniture and fabric preservation due to more effective blocking of UV light, and to name a few.

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Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is often called safety glass due to being 4 to 5 times stronger than ordinary annealed glass, which makes break-ins through windows much harder to do. It is heat resistant and its thermo stability is twice that of the regular glass, meaning it can withstand higher temperatures. In addition, should the glass break, it does not separate into large and dangerous chards as the regular glass does, but shatters into small pieces, significantly reducing the risk of injuries especially for young children.

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Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is constructed of two layers of glass which are bonded together with interlayers to form a permanent bond. The interlayers work to support and hold the glass to create a strong, uniformed layer even when broken making the glass remain in its frame. The strength of laminated glass make it almost impossible to break, so any unauthorized person would struggle to gain entry. Other important benefit of laminated glass is that it causes noise waves to become disrupted when they travel through the material, helping to significantly reduce noise pollution.

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Self-Cleaning Glass

Self-cleaning glass is a cutting edge technology in windows and doors industry. It is a special coating applied to the exterior of the window blocking streaks from precipitation and build-up on the glass from forming. This effect is achieved by forming an invisible "screen" on the glass surface, which, during precipitation, causes the water to glide off the glass rather than leaving droplets of moisture, which are the cause of streaking. This option is particularly useful for larger and hard to reach windows.

Egress windows are windows that adhere to precise size regulations, enabling an unimpeded exit in case of a fire or other emergency. In Canada, egress windows are mandated in any room designated as a bedroom or utilized for sleeping during the night, as well as basements.

Egress windows are subject to strict regulations under the Ontario Building Code due to their crucial role. For instance, every bedroom in your home must be equipped with an egress window. Therefore, if you're considering adding a bedroom or apartment to your basement, it's imperative to ensure that egress windows are properly installed.

As per the building code, egress windows must adhere to the following criteria:

  • They must be easily operable from the inside without the need for tools.
  • They must open to a minimum area of 0.35 m².
  • Each dimension of the opening must be at least 380 mm.
  • They should be capable of staying open without additional support.
  • The sill height cannot exceed one metre (with the exception of egress windows in basements).

For egress windows with window wells (typically found in basements), additional requirements apply:

  • There must be a minimum space of 550 mm between the egress window and the window well.
  • If the window incorporates a sash that swings outward toward the window well, it must not obstruct a safe exit by reducing clearance.
  • If a window well cover is used, it must be easily opened from the inside without the need for tools or specialized knowledge.

An egress window resembles a standard large window but has the crucial feature of fully opening to provide a means of escape in emergencies, such as a house fire. It is mandatory to have egress windows in all bedrooms and finished basements before they can be legally transformed into livable areas. Additionally, the dimensions of egress windows must adhere to the stipulations set by the International Residential Code (IRC) and local building codes.

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