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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Doors Require Excessive Force To Open

Article Number

10.6

Condition

DOORS REQUIRE EXCESSIVE FORCE TO OPEN

Acceptable Performance/Condition

The opening force required to open doors in barrier-free paths of travel must comply with Ontario Building Code.

Warranty

One-Year – Work and Materials. Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health and Safety Violation

Action

Doors not complying with the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Door opening force does not apply to doors equipped with power door opening/closing devices. Regular maintenance of building systems (doors, air balance) is required to ensure that the requirements of the code are maintained.

  

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