Am I required to follow current Egress Requirements when replacing certain windows?
Like many regulations, egress (emergency escape and rescue) window requirements can be confusing. There are differing opinions amongst San Diego replacement window companies as to when and how current standards should be evaluated and applied. To simplify the matter we hired a code interpretation and safety expert and had him review the applicable codes to provide a clear interpretation. In short, when replacing windows using the retrofit style, you do not have to replace them with egress windows. However, for more information we encourage you to read our complete article regarding egress window requirements for San Diego homes.