Our New York Sash Brand Double Hung windows are made not only for easy operation and maintenance, but to also help you escape quickly during a fire!
Window safety and fire escape plans are an integral part in fire escape situations. Next to doors windows are our next best way to escape a house in a fire or other emergency. If your window is on the second floor, take precautions to install a ladder or a fire escape to be able to reach the ground safely. (disclaimer: if there is not a clear path to your windows, do NOT use them as a fire escape!)
How to Operate a Double Hung Window In Case of Fire
When opening a New York Sash Double Hung window, always make sure the locks are facing to the right.
Our double hung windows use a simple latch and lock system. Pull the latches in toward each other to be able to lift the sash upward and out.
Once you lift it up, you will be able to pull the sash right out of its’ frame.
You can then let the sash hang over the edge of the sill like so.
At the top of the window, pull the top sash down until you see its’ latches.
Similar to step 2, pull the latches toward each other and lift up.
Once you lift the sash up, you will be able to pull it out. Then stack it on top of the bottom sash and make your escape to safety.