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Does a house need to have a back door?
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
An exterior exit door is called an “egress” door by the building code and a second one is a good idea, both for convenience and having an alterna route out of the home for fire safety. But it is not required by the International Residential Code (IRC-R311.1) or the Residential Edition of the Florida Building Code. Go to our blog post How many exit doors are required for a house? for code details.
Mobile homes have a different HUD standard that requires two egress doors. See How many exit doors are required for a mobile/manufactured home? for complete specs.
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