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Arapahoe County Roofing Codes

These are the Arapahoe County Colorado roofing codes. There is a minimum sustained wind rating for asphalt shingles installed on any property in Arapahoe County.

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Current Building Code

2015 IBC/IRC

Current Energy Code

2009 IECC

Requires a Building Permit


Minimum sustained wind speed rating for Asphalt Shingles

90 MPH sustained/ 110 MPH 3 second gusts

ASTM Standard for wind rating

D 7158

Inspectors carry ladders for the final

No, a ladder/ladders must be provided by homeowner or contractor and secured in place for all levels to be inspected.

Requires midroof (in progress) inspection

Mid-roof inspection required for any batten type roofing application (tile, coated metal, etc) prior to concealment of battens.

Maximum number of layers of asphalt shingles permitted

2 layers, although it’s recommended that all layers be removed prior to laying new material.

Maximum number of layers of flat roof material permitted

2 layers, although it’s recommended that all layers be removed prior to laying new material.

Require a sheathing/decking inspection

Yes, is decking is replaced

Requires solid sheeting (plywood/OSB) over spaced decking


Requires drip edge


Drip edge size minimum

Must cover openings

Requires Rake/Gable metal edging


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


Type of valleys allowed


Kick-out required on Step Flashing


Requires ridge cap


Requires ventilation to meet building codes


Allows 90 lb rolled roofing on low slope heating living space

No, only allowed in non-heated spaces

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