Vail Colorado Roofing Codes

Vail Colorado Roofing Codes are reviewed by Vail roof inspectors and Vail roofing contractors for residential roof repair and replacement and commercial roof repair and replacement. Roofing inspectors and homeowners can also check the Summit County roofing codes page for additional information.

Information Updated On

1/3/19

Building Department Phone

970-479-2142

Inspection Line

970-479-2149

Fax

970-479-2452

Department Website

https://www.vailgov.com/departments/community-development/building-safety-inspections

Current Building Code

2015 IBC/IRC

Current Energy Code

2015 IECC

Requires a Building Permit

Yes

Other/Special Permits required

Approval by design review board needed

Roof System/Fire Rating required for Residential Dwellings

Class A

Roof System/Fire Rating required for Commercial Buildings

Class A

Roof System/Fire Rating required for Multi-Family

Class A

Minimum designed wind speed rating for Asphalt Shingles

115 MPH exposure B ASCE – 2011

Inspectors carry ladders for the final

No

Requires midroof (in progress) inspection

No

Other Inspection Information

No final inspection from November – April

Maximum number of layers of asphalt shingles permitted

One layer

Requires solid sheeting (plywood/OSB) over spaced decking

No

Requires drip edge

Yes

Drip edge size minimum

1 x 2

Requires Rake/Gable metal edging

Yes

Underlayment required for 4:12 and above

2 layers 15#

Type of valleys allowed

Both

Valley Underlayment/Material required for closed valleys

Either

Valley Underlayment/Material required for open valleys

Either

Kick-out required on Step Flashing

Yes

Requires ventilation to meet building codes

Yes

Allows rolled roof material on low slope heating living space

No

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