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Is it legally necessary to replace a garage side door with a door that has a window (orig. door had a window)?

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  • Is it legally necessary to replace a garage side door with a door that has a window (orig. door had a window)?


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Answer #1 | 29/12 2013 18:34
Unless you have an HOA that doesn't allow windowless doors, you should be able to replace it with a standard door. I had a wooden door with three windows and I just replaced them with plywood.
Positive: 75 %
Answer #2 | 29/12 2013 14:57
A window in a door serves several possible purposes: letting in light, allowing those inside to see outside, providing handy and quick access for intruders, and possible quick access in or out during an emergency. Unless your garage serves as part of a required "means of egress" or emergency access for a living area in your house, it shouldn't matter to the code officials whether it has a window, especially if the garage has other accessible windows.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #3 | 29/12 2013 18:43
There are no laws that dictate what kind of door you have to install on your garage. If you want a window, then by all means, install a door with a window in it. If you don't, then don't. The only thing I might point out is that if you have a door with a window it in, it does make it easier to break into the garage, so this might be a consideration for you.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #4 | 29/12 2013 05:09
If you want a window in the door buy a door with a window. Or you can buy a flush door without a window. What country would make it a legal issue ?
Positive: 0 %

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