Elbert County Colorado Roofing Codes

These are the Elbert County Colorado roofing codes. Note that ventilation is required to meet building codes where 50-80% of the venting is in the upper portion of the roof.

Information Updated On

9-23-2018

Building Department Phone

303-621-3172

Fax

303-621-3165

Department Website

Informational Handout

Current Building Code

2006 IRC/IBC

Requires a Building Permit

Yes

Minimum sustained wind speed rating

90 MPH

Requires wind nailing

Yes

Inspectors carry ladders for the final

No

Requires midroof (in progress) inspection

Yes, photos required of tear off to sheathing, drip edge, rake metal, ice & water shield, attached to permit for final inspection.

Requires final inspection

Yes

Maximum number of layers of asphalt shingles permitted

One layer. Complete re-roof required for any repair that amounts to 5 or more squares.

Requires solid sheeting (plywood/OSB) over spaced decking

Yes

Minimum gap size for sheeting

Any gap at all 7/16 min thickness

Requires drip edge

Yes

Drip edge size minimum

1 x 2

Requires Rake/Gable metal edging

Yes

Enforces the use of Self Adhering Underlayment (i.e., Ice & Water)

Yes

Distance inside warm wall

24”

Underlayment required for 4:12 and above

15#

Type of valleys allowed

Open and closed

Valley Underlayment/Material required for closed valleys

Either

Valley Underlayment/Material required for open valleys

Either

Kick-out required on Step Flashing

Yes

Minimum curb height requirement

Yes

Requires ridge cap

Yes

Requires ventilation to meet building codes

Yes, 50-80% of venting in the upper portion of the roof

Permits Soffit eave/vents

Yes

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