Garage
garage 

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- Floor


Garage floors should be constructed of non- flammable materials. Carpeting or other floor coverings should be removed. The floor should also be sloped to drain out the overhead door.

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-Firewall/Ceiling


A wall or ceiling that separates the garage from the house is considered a fire separation. The coverings of these areas should not have large holes. It is typically not possible to determine the rating of these coverings.

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-Ventilation


Ventilation for the garage becomes critical when fuel burning appliances are installed in the garage. These appliances require air for proper combustion.

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- Door to Living Space


The door that enters the house from the garage is considered a fire separation door and should be solid wood, solid core or rated for that location. Pet doors are not allowed.

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- Exterior Door


Sometimes hollow core doors are installed in this location and moisture will delaminate the door skin at the bottom.

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- Vehicle Door


Garage vehicle door types vary from roll-up to tilt-up to sliding. Older door hardware springs are considered unsafe if safety catches and wires are not provided. For safety, upgrading is recommended for older hardware.

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- Automatic Opener


Garage door opener remote controls are not tested. If a door hits an obstruction during closing it should reverse automatically for safety. Older openers were not equipped with this safety function.

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- Electrical


The garage is a common area for electrical wiring, lights and outlets to be added. All added electrical requires a permit. One of the most common mistakes is using extension cords to power lights or garage door openers.
 
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