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Wheat Ridge Colorado Roofing Codes

The Wheat Ridge Colorado Roofing Codes are provided for Wheat Ridge homeowners and Denver roofing contractors doing residential roof repair and roof replacement, as well as Denver commercial roofing.

Information Updated On


Building Department Phone


Inspection Line




Department Website

Informational Handout

Current Building Code

2012 IRC/IBC

Current Energy Code

2012 IECC

Requires a Building Permit


Other/Special Permits required

Decking permit included in roofing permit

Roof System/Fire Rating required for Residential Dwellings

Class C

Roof System/Fire Rating required for Commercial Buildings

Class A

Roof System/Fire Rating required for Multi-Family

Class A

Minimum sustained wind speed rating for Asphalt Shingles

105 Exposure C 3 second gust

ASTM Standard for wind rating

D3161 Class F – 3 tabs meeting this requirement are acceptable

Requires a manufacturer’s wind warranty


Requires wind nailing

Yes – 6 nails per shingle

Inspectors carry ladders for the final


Requires midroof (in progress) inspection

Yes – call for mid-roof when 25% minimum and 75% maximum complete. Roofs completed beyond 75% at mid-roof are subject to removal of roofing for mid-roof inspection.

Maximum number of layers of asphalt shingles permitted

One layer – any tear off requires removal of all coverings to deck

Maximum number of layers of flat roof material permitted

One layer – any tear off requires removal of all coverings to deck

Require a sheathing/decking inspection


Requires solid sheeting (plywood/OSB) over spaced decking


Maximum gap size for sheeting

½ inch gap – any gap anywhere in the sheathing which exceeds ½ inch requires overlay – minimum 3/8 inch OSB sheathing

Requires drip edge


Drip edge size minimum

2 x 2

Requires Rake/Gable metal edging


Enforces the use of Self Adhering Underlayment (i.e., Ice & Water)


Distance inside warm wall

24 inches – valleys per IRC R905.2.8.2

Underlayment required 2:12 up to 4:12

19 inch overlap of 15#

Underlayment required for 4:12 and above


Type of valleys allowed

Both – see IRC R905.2.8.2

Valley Underlayment/Material required for closed valleys

Ice and water – see IRC R905.2.8.2

Valley Underlayment/Material required for open valleys

Ice and water under metal – see IRC R905.2.8.2

Kick-out required on Step Flashing


Minimum curb height requirement


Chimney crickets requirement

Per IRC R903.2.2 – any roof structure or appendage greater than 30 inches in width

Requires positive drainage

Yes – ¼ inch per food

Requires ventilation to meet building codes


Requires Soffit eave/vents


Allows 90 lb rolled roofing on low slope heating living space

Yes – must follow manufacturers specifications for product or double coverage is required

Low Slope


Was delighted to have quality work done in a timely manner. Especially considering the demand in the construction industry right now where sometimes even getting a call back seems like an oddity. Will return for future roofing needs.
Dana Hubbard
Dana Hubbard
Pete was vert professional and easy to communicate. Made it easy for us and I recommend them to all future customers.
Jandos Yerkhanat
Jandos Yerkhanat
I am very satisfied with their work and their work ethic. Job was done in a timely fashion. Customer service was not lacking, every time I would call I would get an immediate response. They went beyond the usual for me and I would recommend them highly!! Thank you Peak to Peak Roofing!!
Grace Barbera
Grace Barbera
My realtor suggested Damen at Peak to Peak for a roof replacement through our insurance. We were on a timeline to sell our home, and Damen was an absolute rock star. He answered the call on a Sunday night, showed up for an inspection and helped us through the process - getting the entire job done within a couple short weeks. The roof looks amazing, and Damen also met with our insurance adjuster and added the gutters and garage door. I can't say enough about the professionalism, communication, availability and work that Damen and Peak to Peak provide. Give them a call - you won't regret it!
Chase Piker
Chase Piker
Peak to Peak Roofing did a great job on putting new nsulation in my attic. Never left a mess. Would recommend them to anyone who needs this type of work
Daryl Otwell
Daryl Otwell
They were very helpful in getting repair done in a timely manner. They also painted the house. Everything looks very good and well done.
Joan Costa
Joan Costa