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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.

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Building Department Phone


Inspection Line

719-327-2800 Option 2



Department Website

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

Class A

Roof System/Fire Rating required for Commercial Buildings

Class B

Minimum sustained wind speed rating for Asphalt Shingles

100 MPH Sustained/120 MPH 3-second gust

Other wind speed rating

Exposure C

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

24 inches

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


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