Garage Requirements

Garage Requirements

Section R302.5  IRC

Code Reference

Description

R302.5

Garage and dwelling opening protection

R302.5.1

Opening protection

R302.5.2

Duct Penetration

R302.5.3

Other penetrations

R302.6

Fire separation from home

Chart for Garage Separation Requirements

Location

Material

From the residence and attics

Minimum of  1/2-inch gypsum board or equivalent applied to the garage side

From habitable rooms above the garage

Minimum of  5/8-inch Type X gypsum board or equivalent

Structure(s) supporting floor/ceiling assemblies used for separation required by this section

Minimum of 1/2-inch gypsum board or equivalent

Garages located less than 3 feet from a dwelling unit on the same lot

Minimum of 1/2-inch gypsum board or equivalent applied to the interior side of exterior walls.