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What is the HUD-code requirement for lighting in a mobile home?
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The HUD minimum is that each habitable room of a manufactured home must have a window or door with a glazed area equal to 8% of floor area. Kitchens, bathrooms, toilet compartments, laundry areas, and utility rooms may have light fixtures instead of windows. Foyers, hallways, and other accessory areas are not considered habitable rooms.
So an 8-foot by 8-foot bedroom would require a window with a little over 5 square feet of glass. But manufacturers usually far exceed the minimum natural light requirements, like in the photo above of Palm Harbor mobile homes, because that’s what buyers want.
Here’s the full text of the requirement from the HUD Code (24 CFR 3280):
Also, at least half of the minimum required glazed area must be openable for ventilation.
Also, go to our HUD-CODE FOR MOBILE HOMES page for a listing of our other HUD-code articles.
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