Originally Posted By: rcloyd
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If there are stairs from the garage floor up to the 1st floor of the house (very common) the IRC requires a landing at the top and bottom of that stair except the top landing may be omitted if the door does not swing over the stair.
There are several advantages to having the door swing inward to the house:
1) You don't have to build a 3'x3' landing within your garage space.
2) Security. Your hinges are not exposed to the garage area leaving them
vulnerable to removal and providing easy access to the interior once
the door is removed.
3) It is much easier to unlock the garage door and push it out of the way
when your arms are full of packages or groceries.
4) Oh yeah, if the door swings out into the garage into a vehicular path
death or serious injury can occur.
Russell G. Cloyd
Intra-Spec Home Inspections
& Code Consulting, LLC