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What is the code minimum width of an exterior door?
Friday, January 7, 2022
The minimum width of the clear opening of one exterior door in a house must be 34-inches. You need a 36-inch door to get a 34-inch clear opening. But only one door has to meet this standard and that door is designated as the “egress door”—for emergency, quick exit in a fire.
Code also mandates that an egress door has to meet multiple other standards, like that it must provide access to the exterior without traveling through the garage and cannot be a sliding door. To learn more, go to How many exit doors are required for a house?
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