When having a roof installed there are some Michigan roofing codes you need to follow. The expert roofing contractors at Eastbrook Construction follow all the roofing codes when installing your new roof. If you are in need of a new roof or roof repair get an estimate from Eastbrook today. In addition to roof repairs, we can handle storm damage and other damages to your home. Let us take a look at some of the roofing codes.
Michigan Roofing Codes How Many Layer Of Shingles Are Allowed
Some roofing codes may vary from county to county, but when it comes to shingle layers there is a standard. You may think to just keep adding layers of shingles over the older ones but you should never have more than two layers. Depending on your needs your contractor may remove your layer of shingles or may choose to add a layer over your current one.
Ice and Water Shields
Unfortunately, when it comes to Michigan we can get some pretty harsh winters and severe spring storms. New roofs need a waterproof roof underlayment membrane that is to help prevent leaks and ice build-up on the roof. In addition, this underlayment is usually placed near eaves, rake edges, valleys, and overhangs. Also, vents and chimney areas should have ice shields applied as well.
Like many home improvements, the State of Michigan Residential Building Code requires a building permit for new roofing projects. A licensed contractor will acquire the proper building permits needed to install your roof. Whatever city you live in is where the building permit needs to be filed. In addition, the roofer needs to be a licensed contractor to do the work on your roof.