Codes Affecting Windows & Glass
The links and codes below are meant only as a guideline. Please contact us or your building department having jurisdiction for more information.
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements
City of Novato, WUI Code
Novato Fire Protection District
Office of the State Fire Marshall, WUI Code
Marin Shower Door Codes, For Heavy Glass
The County of Marin has specific codes that apply to heavy glass shower enclosures. In new construction or remodel applications, we are required to follow these design guidelines.
The City of San Rafael’s Building Dept has a downloaded pdf, available here, covering the shower glass codes.
Federal & State Building Codes for Egress
All bedrooms require sufficient egress (fire escape), ie. there must be one qualified opening in each bedroom. Some jurisdictions, provide for an exception when replacing windows in homes constructed prior to code changes. However, these are done on a case by case basis. The City of Novato is the only jurisdiction in Marin that has a standing rule for exceptions.
City of Novato
The City of Novato Building Department’s egress codes depend on the year your home was built. Residential Bedroom Emergency Egress Code: (Uniform Building Code 310.4)
City and County of San Francisco
The San Francisco Building Department has many codes affecting window and door replacement. These include energy codes to meet California’s Energy Standards for window and doors. And Fire Rated windows on property lines for life safety codes.
Please visit the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection for more information.
San Francisco Fire Code Reference