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Do I Need Permit For a New Roof?

Aug 11

You may wonder whether you'll need a permit if you plan to install the new roof on your house. This article will help you understand the reasons you might need permits. It doesn't matter if you're homeowner or member in good standing of a Homeowner's Association. There are exemptions from the permit requirement. Also, as with all permits, you'll want to get the most accurate estimate you can get.

A permit might be required by homeowner associations to permit roof re-roofing

In certain instances, homeowners associations may require the issuance of a roofing permit. This is true if the homeowners association has a minimal involvement in the project. To avoid fines or needing to redo work, homeowners should read HOA rules. HOA paperwork should clearly state the standards of the project.

Damage to plywood or OSB sheeting

Make sure you know the difference between OSB roofing and plywood sheets before you start putting up your roofing. OSB is composed of wood sheets that are glued together under intense pressure. Although it is more heavy than OSB however, it is more durable and resistant to moisture. In addition, it is a fraction of the price of OSB.

A plywood or OSB sheeting replacement can be expensive, but the cost is lower than the problems caused by rotting sheathing. By changing it, you'll stop further damage down the road. It's an excellent idea to ask your contractor if it is required to replace this material also. A damaged roof can cause additional expenses and trouble.

The trusses are damaged

Find a reputable roofing professional before you replace or repair your roof trusses. These experts are insured, licensed and knowledgeable about local building codes. They are able to efficiently complete the repairs. Before making a final decision take three estimates on truss replacement or repair. Make sure the contractor includes all the labor and materials included in the estimate or provide references.

For major repairs such as wall trusses or wall studs contractors must obtain the building permit. In addition to trusses, this permits electrical and mechanical work. While some roof repairs and changes don't require permits other roofs do require permits. Large repairs might require permits, based on the severity of the damage. A permit to build the roof of your house could cost as much as $300 annually.

Exemptions from requiring permits

Before you begin your project, you will require a building permit, in the event that you are planning to build the roof. Certain projects, such as adding the roof of a building, can be exempt from the requirement for the building permit. Section 101.2 of the Building Code 101.2 provides a list of the various types of projects that need permits. You should check with the building department in your area to see if your project meets the requirements.

A roof replacement permit is required if you're going to do the work yourself. A permit will ensure that your work is legally permitted and won't be a cause for fines or illegal construction. Also, it will ensure that your work is in line with building codes that are accepted standards of quality. A licensed roofer will ensure that the work is up to standards set by industry. Before you begin any roofing task it is advisable to speak with a professional building inspector.

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