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Many homeowners who use their basements as furnished, livable space are unaware of the importance of a secondary escape route in the event of a fire, tornado or other life-threatening emergency. Every year people lose their lives simply because there is no way for them to get out. These are the facts that led Mar-fl ex to specially engineer Lifelines™ Egress Window Wells – to make basements safer for the families that live in them.

Lifelines are nearly six feet wide and seven feet high, allowing quick egress for adults and children, and easy entry for rescuers. The window wells also feature built-in steps and handrails so that even small children can easily climb to safety. In addition, the wells are produced from durable polyethylene, do not rust or dent, channel water away from the home and let in more natural light. They are easy to install, with no construction time difference for builders.

Increasingly, local building and fi re codes across the country are requiring emergency escape and rescue openings for basements in newly constructed homes, as well as for some existing basements. To meet these requirements, Lifelines are available in two sizes: 69.5-inch inside width by 46-inch projection by 83-inch height (larger size), and 69.5-inch inside width by 46-inch projection by 63-inch height (smaller size). Three colors are available; white, sandstone and granite.

More information about Lifelines can be obtained by visiting the Marflex web site at, or by calling 1-800-498-1411.

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