Hi Folks -
I have searched the forum but didn’t come up with a clear answer to this question - one that has become of more interest to me today.
During today’s re-inspection a Citizen’s contractor (using a tablet computer version of the 2011 OIR form and admitting that they “hadn’t yet begun to use the new form”) told me that my glazed, fiberglass (non-impact) garage entry side door was not going to qualify for “Level A” even though it has a large-impact rated aluminum shutter over the entire door. The shutter is attached to the door, not to the structure. The inspector stated that the shutter had to be fastened to the structure, not to the door itself. The reason that the shutter isn’t fastened to the structure is that I need an exit door from the home during a storm event, and all the other openings are covered.
Is the inspector’s interpretation of the OIR requirements right, or not?
Does anyone have a citation that I could use to argue my point? I’ve spend hours reading the OIR documents and web-available training courses but haven’t been able to find an answer to this question.
A frustrated homeowner in St. Petersburg