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New change to roofing rule for property owners

May 26, 2019

The rule modification entails what type of components can be utilized for a roofing contractor project incorporating the use of felt and metal drip edge. Multiple roofers inform 11 News, that they had no understanding there was a modification to the code and that they had been installing roofs that conform with the old code. Pikes Peak Regional Building claims they think that they did everything they could to notify contractors.

“It was a 90 day public comment period, it then went through our Regional Building Committees and then moved through public hearings at each one of the jurisdictions served by Pikes Peak Regional Building. After that, the code was implemented June 1, 2018,” said Roger Lovell with Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.

In addition to a post on the department’s internet site, the division said they sent an email concerning the new code to contractors.

Some roofers said that they overlooked that email.

“I do not go to their particular website, I do not attend their public seminars. I have roofing licenses in more than 30 cities. I do not go to everybody’s meetings,” said Calvin Turner of Calvin Turner Roofing.

Since the code modification last year, more than 23,700 roofs have been checked, 2,807 are not in compliance with the latest code.

The Building Department is offering a couple of solutions for contractors to potentially approve the roofs that have already been done. Those incorporate applying for a difference or an Alternate Materials and Methods Application. Inspectors include, they expect any newly installed roofs to conform to the existing code.

If your roof has previously passed inspection, your roof complies along with the existing code.