Will My Windows Pass Fire Code?

The windows in your home will allow you and your family to escape in the event of a fire. So we need the windows to be big enough to allow the escape, right?

Generally speaking, the window opening must be a large enough so that an adult could exit through it; or a firefighter could get in. Every home is different. Your Universal Windows Direct crew will review your current bedroom windows and will guide you through the replacement window process to make sure your new windows will pass inspection.

The MN State Fire Code has issued the following Statement of Policy for Emergency Escape (Egress) Windows

For more information you can contact your local city inspector or email the MN State Fire Code Board at firecode@state.mn.us.