IRC section R314.3.1 is amended to read as follows:
R314.3.1 Alterations, repairs, and additions. An individual dwelling unit shall be equipped with smoke alarms located as required for new dwellings when:
1. alterations, repairs (including installation or replacement of windows or doors), or additions requiring a permit occur; or
2. one or more sleeping rooms are added or created in existing dwellings.
1. Work involving the exterior surfaces of dwellings, such as the replacement of roofing or siding, or the addition of an open porch or deck, or chimney repairs.
2. Installation, alteration, or repairs of plumbing, electrical, or mechanical systems.
January 26, 2015
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