The code modification involves what sort of components can be used for a roofing contractor project particularly the use of felt and metal drip edge. Several roofers inform 11 News, that they had no understanding there was a modification to the code and that they had been installing roofs that comply with the old code. Pikes Peak Regional Building says they think that they did everything they could to inform building contractors.
“It was a 90 day general public comment period, it then went through our Regional Building Committees and then went through general public hearings at each one of the jurisdictions supported by Pikes Peak Regional Building. Following this, the code was adopted June 1, 2018,” said Roger Lovell with Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.
In addition to a post on the department’s website, the department stated they sent an email about the new code to building contractors.
Many roofers stated that they missed that email.
“I don’t go to their website, I don’t go to their public seminars. I posses roofing licenses in over 30 cities. I don’t stop by everybody’s meetings,” said Calvin Turner of Calvin Turner Roofing.
Because the code modification last year, more than 23,700 roofs have been examined, 2,807 are certainly not in compliance with the newer code.
The Building division is promoting a couple of solutions for contractors to perhaps approve the roofs that have already been done. Those incorporate applying for a Variance or an Alternate Materials and Methods Application. Inspectors add, they expect any freshly installed roofs to follow the existing code.
If your roof has previously passed examination, your roof complies along with the existing code.