Colorado Springs Colorado Roofing Codes
Here are the Colorado Springs Colorado roofing codes. The current energy code is based on 2015 criteria. A midroof inspection is not always required for roof replacements in Colorado Springs.
Information Updated On
Building Department Phone
719-327-2800 Option 2
Current Building Code
2015 IRC/IBC with RBC amendments
Current Energy Code
2015 International Energy Conservation Code
Requires a Building Permit
Yes, however a permit is not required for repairs less than 100 square feet if being done by homeowner on primary residence.
Roof System/Fire Rating required for Residential Dwellings
Roof System/Fire Rating required for Commercial Buildings
Minimum sustained wind speed rating for Asphalt Shingles
100 MPH Sustained/120 MPH 3-second gust
Other wind speed rating
Inspectors carry ladders for the final
Yes, with one story access
Requires midroof (in progress) inspection
Only under certain conditions
Maximum number of layers of asphalt shingles permitted
Existing layers of roof coverings MUST be removed before new asphalt roof coverings can be installed.
Require a sheathing/decking inspection
Yes, if gaps are more than ¼ inch
Requires drip edge
Drip edge required at eaves and rake edges of shingle roofs.
Drip edge size minimum
1×2 requirement for commercial properties
Requires Rake/Gable metal edging
Enforces the use of Self Adhering Underlayment (i.e., Ice & Water)
Yes above 7,000 feet
Distance inside warm wall
Underlayment required 2:12 up to 4:12
Two layers of ASTM D226 roofing felt (half-lapped) required.
Type of valleys allowed
Valley Underlayment/Material required for closed valleys
Valley Underlayment/Material required for open valleys
Kick-out required on Step Flashing
Chimney crickets requirement
Not required on re-roofs, only on new construction
Requires Soffit eave/vents