The Standards of Practice require inspectors to report as deficient the lack of a 1-3/8” solid wood or fire-rated door between a house and garage. How should an inspector positively identify fire-rated doors when the markings are covered by paint?
Information regarding fire ratings of doors is often obscured by paint. In that case, inspectors are required to do their best to determine whether the door is fire-rated and to report accordingly. In some instances, the inspector will only be able to report that he or she was not able to determine whether the door was fire-rated or that the door appeared to be (or did not appear to be) fire-rated.