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Each exterior door must have a floor or landing on either side, except when steps with two or fewer risers are located on either side of the door. The width of the landing should be not less than the width of the door and 36 inches measured in the direction of travel.

    Although only one exit door is required, two exit doors positioned at opposite sides of the house give you an alternate route to get out if one is blocked by flames. Also, the building code requires an “egress window” in each bedroom that opens wide and tall enough for a person to climb out and fireman to climb in to rescue you. To learn more about egress windows, see our blog post “What is an egress window?”


While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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