Window opening control devices available from Andersen provide fall protection and flexibility for homeowners.
Window Opening Control Device kits from Andersen work with double-hung windows in the Andersen® 400 Series, 200 Series and A-Series product lines. The devices meet the requirements of ASTM F2090-08 Standard Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices with Emergency Escape (Egress) Release Mechanisms.
Each kit contains right and left upper sash devices with full installation instructions. The devices are to be installed on both sides of the upper sash, limiting the opening of the lower sash to less than 4 inches. Release of the device allows the sash to fully open for maximum ventilation or if escape and rescue is necessary. The devices automatically reset once the lower sash is returned to the closed position and will therefore stop at a less then 4 inch dimension when the sash is opened again.
Window opening control devices are available in white and stone color.
Andersen Corporation has been involved with the issue of window safety for well over a decade. The Andersen LookOut For Kids® window safety program was implemented in the mid-90s to increase awareness and educate consumers about window safety. The program includes a safety brochure and guidelines to help raise awareness of the importance of window safety among consumers and caregivers.
Window opening control devices are a new type of device, introduced with the 2008 edition of the ASTM F2090 standard. While the 2006 and 2009 ICC codes reference an earlier version of ASTM F2090, the 2008 version of the standard is not yet referenced. The intent is to allow the use of these devices as an alternative to meeting the minimum sill height requirements for windows in specific locations and conditions where minimum sill heights as required in the 2006 and 2009 ICC codes. Oregon and Minnesota have accepted the use of window opening control devices based on the 2008 version of ASTM F2090.
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