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Can the required egress doors in a mobile/manufactured home be sliding glass?

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Yes, the two required emergency egress doors in a manufactured/mobile home can be sliding glass. But exterior sliding glass doors must "be constructed in accordance with 24 CFR 3280.403 the 'Standard for Windows and Sliding Glass Doors Used in Manufactured Homes’," and provide a "minimum 28-inch wide by 72-inch high clear opening." There are also several other egress door requirements at 24 CFR 3280.105 that you can review at our article How many exterior exit doors are required for a mobile/manufactured home?

The difference between egress door requirements for a stick-built home and a manufactured home is that the International Residential Code requires only one egress door and it must be a swinging door, while the HUD code mandates two egress doors that can be either swinging or sliding.   

 Here’s links to some of our other blog posts about “HUD-CODE FOR MOBILE HOMES":

• What are the HUD requirements for site drainage when installing a mobile/manufactured home?

Is a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) required under a new mobile/manufactured home?  

 When did a ground cover vapor barrier (plastic sheet) become required under a mobile/manufactured home? 

How can I tell if a water heater is HUD-approved for mobile/manufactured homes? 

• What is a "Florida override" of HUD mobile/manufactured home installation standards? 

Can you move a Wind Zone 2 mobile home to Zone 3 in Florida?  

 How do HUD-code mobile/manufactured home standards compare to the IRC building code for site-built homes? 

What are the ventilation requirements for bathrooms and kitchens in mobile homes? 

What are the HUD requirements for selling a remodeled or renovated mobile home? 

How do I upgrade my old (pre-1976) mobile home to meet HUD standards? 

What is the allowable load in psf (pounds per square foot) for mounting solar panels or other equipment on the roof of a mobile/manufactured home? 

 Do I need stairs at all exit doors from a mobile home? 

Can you move a Wind Zone 1 mobile home to Wind Zone 2 or 3 in Florida?

Can you put a zone 1 mobile home in Florida?

How can I know if my mobile home meets HUD code?

What is a D-sticker mobile home? 

What are the tie-down requirements for a mobile home?

Does an addition to a mobile home have to comply with the HUD Code? 

  Can I determine the year of a manufactured/mobile home from the HUD tag (red tag)? 

• Is it illegal to remove the HUD tag (verification label) from a mobile/manufactured home?

• Do Park Model trailers have a HUD plate?

• What year were mobile homes required to become more storm resistant? 

What year did HUD first begin enforcing the HUD-code standards for mobile/manufactured homes? 

• What is the minimum size of mobile/manufactured home per HUD standards?  

• What is a HUD Certification Label for a mobile home? 

• What is the HUD-code requirement for lighting in a mobile home? 

• What is the HUD-code requirement for whole-house ventilation in a mobile home? 

• What are the HUD-code requirements for a mobile home data plate? 

 • What is the HUD-code requirement for the manufacturer's serial number of a mobile home? 

What is the minimum size electric service to a mobile/manufactured home? 

• What is the minimum size of an exterior door to a mobile/manufactured home per HUD-Code? 

• What are the electrical code standards for a mobile/manufactured home? 

• Is aluminum wiring allowed in a mobile/manufactured home? 

How many outdoor receptacle outlets are required for a mobile/manufactured home? 

• What is minimum requirement for the insulation of a mobile/manufactured home according to the HUD-code? 

What is the minimum SEER that HUD requires for an air conditioner or heat pump for a mobile/manufactured home? 

• What are the HUD minimum requirements for foundation footings and piers under a mobile/manufactured home? 

• Is a ground treatment for termites required before installation of a new mobile/manufactured home? 

• What is the definition of a "permanent foundation" for a mobile/manufactured home? 

• Where can I find the manufacturer's model name for my mobile/manufactured home?

What is the difference between a manufactured/mobile home water heater and a regular water heater? 

Does the building code apply to mobile homes?

• What are the HUD-code requirements for mobile home ventilation? 

• Do mobile home exterior doors require a landing by code?

Can the flexible ducts under a mobile home be on the ground?

Are carbon monoxide (CO) alarms required in mobile/manufactured homes?

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