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Definition of Egress

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Egress

A means of exiting the home. An egress window is required in every bedroom and basement. Normally a 4' X 4' window is the minimum size required.



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Home Equity

The difference between the price for which a home could be sold (market value) and the total debts registered against it.


Coach home

One of a group of homes in a two-story building, with own garage and entrance.


Courtyard home

A home with a courtyard as its main entrance.


Home warranty

Like any other warranty, this guarantees the property against failure of mechanical systems, such as plumbing, electrical, heating and installed appliances.


Patio home

Small, single-family home with a patio.



Single-family home

A detached house.


Awning Windows

Single level windows that tilt outward and up.


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Basement Foundation

A basement is a usable foundation that typically has ceiling heights of 8' and is often finished off as living or storage space.


Bay Window

A window that projects outward in a curve.


Dormer Windows

Dormers are located on the second floor and project or extend out through the roof to provide window space.


Palladian Window

One larger window with a circle top window above and usually has two smaller, rectangular windows on each side.


Radius Window

A window with an arched top.


Stick-Built Home

A house built without prefabricated parts. Also called conventional building.


Window Buck

Square or rectangular box that is installed within a concrete foundation or block wall. A window will eventually be installed in this "buck" during the siding stage of construction.


Window Sash

The operating or movable part of a window; the sash is made of window panes and their border.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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