- Oct 22, 2007
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
I know that FHA requires that there be a quick release on security bars or at least some egress out of the bedrooms. However, this home that I am working on has wooden bars over the windows that are part of the original home decor. I have conditioned the appraisal on their removal, but the homeowner does not want to remove them as they are a part of the house. Does anyone know if there is a certain height and width requirement for egress openings? Any other suggestions? I do not know of any other way to conform to FHA safety requirements other than to remove the bars completely. See picture below.