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We love selling windows...just not more than once. So we've constructed a list of tempering and egress codes to help make sure we get it right, the first time.

 
Tempering A window should be tempered if any of the following conditions exist: 1: The window glass is within 24" of either edge of a door in a closed position
2: The glass is within 60" of a tub or shower drain.
3: The glass is within 60" of the stair tread.
4: The glass is closer than 18" to the floor and more than 9 Square Feet
** Other conditions may require tempering.
Egress A window needs to meet the following conditions if the window is going to be in a bedroom, or any room that people may sleep in, such as a den or office. Remember, simply designating the room as something other than a bedroom may not exempt you from the egress laws. 1: The window must be at least 20" wide
2: The window must be at least 24" high
3: If on the ground floor, the window must have a minimum clear opening of 5.0 Square Feet
4: If not on the ground floor, the window must have a minimum clear opening of 5.7 Square Feet
5: The sills must not be higher than 44" above the floor

** Please note this is an exhaustive list, and the California Building Code may change at any time.

 
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