Boman Kemp: Basement Window Systems

FAQ for Architects

Is The Boman Kemp Window System Egress Compliant?
Yes. Certain size systems are compliant with section 310 of the UBC, section 310 of CABO and section 310 of the current IRC code. Please see the Egress section for more detail.

Which Boman Kemp Product Do You Recommend For Egress?
There are several products that meet egress, however the 4040 system is recommended due to dealer availability. Please visit the System Builder for recommended sizing.

Do You Have Architectural Drawings Of Boman Kemp Window Systems Available On Auto CAD?
Yes. Please visit the Auto CAD portion of the Architects section for available drawings.

Are Boman Kemp Window Systems Available Throughout The Country?
Yes. Our window systems are available at distributors nation-wide and are available in your state. Contact the distributor nearest you.

What Is The Product Made Of?
Window buck = 18 gauge galvanized steel with baked on enamel paint.
Area well = 18 gauge galvanized steel with baked on enamel paint.
Vinyl window = Double insulated glass in vinyl frame.
Safety grate = .25” steel rolled angle, with steel safety bars. Powder coated.
Plastic cover = Vacuum formed polycarbonate plastic.
Ladder = .25” thick steel rolled flat bar, with steel rungs. Powder coated.

What Colors Do The Windows Come In?
There are two colors available to choose from white and almond. Most Boman Kemp dealers will stock white with almond available for special order. The windows are also available with grids, Low E and tempered glass, however, all of these would be considered special order. Contact the distributor nearest you

How Do You Drain The Boman Kemp Window System?
It is recommended that you back fill the bottom of the Easy Well with 12-24 inches of a 1” stone backfill. In areas of high water it is recommended to install a drain in the bottom of the area well that is tied into the perimeter footing drain.

What Is The R And U Value Of Your Windows?
The NFRC rated Boman Kemp’s V2K vinyl basement window. The ratings were as follows;
The vinyl window with clear glass had a U value of .50 and an R value of 2.00. The vinyl window with Low-E glass had a U value of .38 and an R value of 2.70.

Will The Plastic Safety Grate Cover Hold A Persons Weight?
No. The plastic grate cover is designed to be used only with the steel safety grate.