All the specifics about Brighton Colorado roofing codes are listed here. Note the current energy code requirement is based on 2006 criteria, and there is a ladder requirement for roof inspectors.
Information Updated On
Building Department Phone
Current Building Code
Intends to update code in the future
Yes, in 2018
Current Energy Code
Requires a Building Permit
Roof System/Fire Rating required for Residential Dwellings
Shakes and wood shingles require a minimum Class A rating. All other roof coverings are required to have a minimum Class C fire rating.
Minimum sustained wind speed rating for Asphalt Shingles
90 MPH sustained/110 MPH 3 second gusts
Inspectors carry ladders for the final
Ladder needs to be in place and secured to the roof with a minimum extension of three feet for mid-roof and final inspections.
Requires mid-roof (in progress) inspection
Maximum number of layers of asphalt shingles permitted
1 overlay is permitted over an existing asphalt roof.
Require a sheathing/decking inspection
Yes, commercial only
Requires solid sheeting (plywood/OSB) over spaced decking
Minimum gap size for sheeting
¼ inch gap
Requires drip edge
Requires Rake/Gable metal edging
Yes, 3/8” to ½” minimum shingle overhang is required
Enforces the use of Self Adhering Underlayment (i.e., Ice & Water)
Underlayment required 2:12 up to 4:12
Type 15 asphalt saturated felt in a grid pattern of 12” between side laps with a 6” spacing at the side laps.
Type of valleys allowed
Valley Underlayment/Material required for closed valleys
Kick-out required on Step Flashing