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    Egress - Garage - New Mexico

    Egress - Garage - New Mexico

    New postby Builder on Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:44 am

    Dear Codeman ... what are the requirements for egress from a garage? We have a three car garage with a side door exit. The house is entered from the garage though the laundry room. So there are two garage doors; one double, one single with the side door. We have glass block windows for lighting into the garage. Do we meet code?

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    Re: Egress - Garage - New Mexico

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:56 pm

    Garages do not have the same egress, lighting, or heating/cooling/ventilation requirements as living spaces have as garages are not considered to be habitable space.

    A garage is not required to have any windows, and the only door could be the overhead vehicle door.

    A garage is basically a utility storage space where vehicles and other items are stored.
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