Below Grade Egress Window - Side Hinge (5.0 - 5.7 sqft)

Below Grade Egress Window - Side Hinge (5.0 - 5.7 sqft)

  • ONLY Meets IRC Egress Code for Below Grade openings

  • Free shipping on all orders

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Please Note: this product does not meet all IRC egress code size requirements.

If you require an egress window with a 5.7 square foot clear opening check out our egress windows


36" x 30"

Frame36" x 30"
Clear Opening30.25" x 25.25"
Clear Opening Area5.30 Sq. Ft.
Visible Glass28.75" x 22.75"
Visible Glass Area4.54 Sq. Ft.

30" x 36"

Frame30" x 36"
Clear Opening24.25" x 31.25"
Clear Opening Area5.26 Sq. Ft.
Visible Glass22.75" x 28.75"
Visible Glass Area4.54 Sq. Ft.

35" x 30"

Frame35" x 30"
Clear Opening29.25" x 25.25"
Clear Opening Area5.13 Sq. Ft.
Visible Glass27.75" x 22.75"
Visible Glass Area4.38 Sq. Ft.

Note: These sizes will not meet the IRC size requirements for above grade egress windows (these require a clear opening of 5.7 square feet). If you require an egress code-compliant window that meets this 5.7 square foot threshold, check out our egress window.

It is your responsibility to confirm with your local building authorities what the building and fire code is in your area and given your home's specific situation.


Below Grade Side Hinge Egress Window Overview

You've already taken the first step towards transforming your dark and unused basement into a bright, vibrant, and livable space, bringing in extra light and ventilation to an otherwise dark and stuffy basement. 

Our below grade side hinge egress windows are large enough to meet the 5.0 square foot clear opening required under the IRC for below grade egress windows but NOT the general 5.7 square foot clear opening requirement. 

It is your responsibility to confirm with your local building or fire inspector what the requirements are in your area and for your home's layout and situation.

Our Below Grade Side Hinge Egress Windows are: 

  • Affordable and easy-to-purchase

  • Ready-made with a solid PVC frame and insulated glass

  • Standard with a Removable Screen

  • Energy efficient to keep your heating bill low and your basement cozy

  • Designed to be fully opened to maximize airflow

How do below grade side hinge egress windows work?

Our below grade side hinge egress windows swing inwards like a door. These special hinges allow the basement window to be fully opened for maximum airflow, ventilation, and easy maintenance. They are a stylish addition to any basement renovation, providing security and peace of mind. 


We offer free standard shipping on all orders of our below grade egress windows. We strive to always ensure that our shipments arrive within 7 days. However, most shipments arrive in 4 days or fewer.

We are happy to announce that our shipping is carbon neutral. For every below grade side hinge egress window that we ship, we contribute a portion to sustainability initiatives large enough to counteract the environmental impact of shipping. This helps us contribute to a sustainable future.

Current Stock

The following charts provide an indication of our current stock levels for the various sizes of the below grade egress window.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect my order to arrive?

Standard window orders placed online before 5:00 PM EST will be processed the following day and then handed over to our shipping provider. From there, it typically takes between 4 and 7 days to arrive at your door. 

For more information, take a look at our shipping policy.

How is the window shipped?

We work with a variety of shipping providers to ensure we can offer you free shipping whenever you are based.

Our shipping is carbon neutral. A portion of every order is donated to environmental initiatives to completely offset the carbon emissions of shipping. After all, we want you to be able to open your new window and enjoy clean air.

What is your return policy?

We have a 30-day return policy, provided the window is still in its original condition. To initiate a return please send us a message and a member of our team will begin the return process with you. 

Please inspect your item when it arrives. While we have carefully selected a shipping provider who has a reputation for taking the utmost care in product handling, the fragile nature of the products means that they are occasionally damaged during transport. If this is the case, reach out to us immediately so we can evaluate the situation and make it right.

Due to the fragile nature of our products and the inherently cumbersome process involved in shipping them, we reserve the right to charge up to a 25% restocking fee on all returns or cancelled orders.

Have a look at our full return and refund policy

What if the window doesn't pass my home inspection? 

This product does not meet all the IRC size requirements for egress code compliance. By purchasing this below grade side hinge egress window you acknowledge that you have confirmed with your local building or fire inspector that this size meets the regulatory conditions you need. 

We will not accept returns on the grounds that this product does not pass the inspection. 

If you are looking for a window that will meet the 5.7 square foot requirement for egress code, check out our egress window product.

Can I get a custom size window?

Unfortunately, due to unacceptably high supply chain lead times, we are no longer offering custom window sizes. They simply take too long for us to get the windows to customers.

How big should the rough opening be?

The dimensions listed for each product are the dimensions of the outside frame of the product. We generally recommend installing windows into a rough opening that is 0.5" wider and taller than the frame dimensions.

For example, a 36"w x 30"h window is best installed in a 36.5"w x 30.5"h rough opening. 

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