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What is the standard size of a residential front or side door?

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The door should be approx 36"x80"
The rough opening should be 38" x 82.1/2"
A 36"w egress is the international resident code requirement for main entry.

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

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    Scott D Antill Dec 21, 2014

    I should have said "current code" unless you are grandfathered in by older building standards.


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Exterior doors are usually 6'8" tall and 32" wide

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