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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.
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