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When is safety tempered glass required by code for glass near a door?
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Any glass within 24-inches of a door along the same wall as the door or perpendicular to it that is less than 60-inches above the floor must be safety tempered glass. There are also four exception allowed, as noted below in the citation from the Residential edition of the Florida Building Code (FBC), and the International Residential Code (IRC) is similar:
Besides the glass in the door in the photo above, both sidelights would require safety/tempered glass and also the window at the stair landing, if it is within 24-inches of the edge of the door. For links to all of our articles about safety glass, go to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Safety Tempered Glass
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