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Golden Colorado Roofing Codes

The Golden Colorado roofing codes have a specific requirement for wood shakes and shingles, as noted below. Pay attention to the mid-2019 changes in the Golden building codes and energy codes. The 2018 code is changing July 1, 2019.

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Current Building Code
2015 IBC/IRC (2018 codes will be implemented July 1, 2019)
Current Energy Code
2015 IECC (2018 codes will be implemented July 1, 2019)
Requires a Building Permit
Roof System/Fire Rating required for Residential Dwellings
Wood shakes and shingles require a minimum of Class A, all other coverings require a
minimum Class C.
Minimum sustained wind speed rating for Asphalt Shingles
116 mph, 3 second gust, exposure C
ASTM Standard for wind rating
Maximum number of layers of asphalt shingles permitted
1 overlay permitted
Requires drip edge
Enforces the use of Self Adhering Underlayment (i.e., Ice & Water)
Distance inside warm wall
2 feet
Requires ventilation to meet building codes

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