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Chapter 1 – Scope and Administration

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Section 104 Duties and Powers of Building Official

  • 104.10 Modifications

  • 104.11 Alternative materials, design and methods of construction and equipment

Section 105 Permits

  • 105.1 Required

  • 105.2 Work exempt from permit

Section 106 Floor and Roof Design Loads

  • 106.3 Restrictions on loading

Section 107 Submittal Documents

  • 107.2.4 Exterior wall envelope

Section 110 Inspections

  • 110.3.6 Weather-exposed balcony and walking surface waterproofing

Chapter 5 – General Building Heights and Areas

See the full code for Chapter 5 on the ICC website.

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Section 503 General Building Height and Area Limitations

  • 503.1.4 Occupied roofs

Section 504 Building Height and Number of Stories

  • 504.3 Height in feet

Chapter 6 – Types of Construction

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Section 603 Combustible Material in Types I and II Construction

  • 603.1 Allowable materials

Chapter 7 – Fire and Smoke Protection Features

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(Roof Online Note: This chapter mentions roofs about 150 times; not all subsections are listed here.)

Section 705 Exterior Walls

  • 705.11 Parapets

Section 706 Fire Walls

Section 711 Floor and Roof Assemblies

Section 712 Vertical Openings

  • 712.1.15 Skylights

Section 720 Thermal- And Sound-Insulating Materials

  • 720.5 Roof insulation

Chapter 9 – Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

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Section 910 Smoke and Heat Removal

  • 910.3 Smoke and heat vents

Chapter 10 – Means of Egress

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(Roof Online Note: This chapter covers roof hatches, access stairs, and access ladders.)

Section 1011 Stairways

  • 1011.12 Stairway to roof

  • 1011.12.2 Roof access

  • 1011.13 Guards

  • 1011.16 Ladders

Section 1015 Guards

  • 1015.7 Roof access

Chapter 12 – Interior Environment

See the full code for Chapter 12 on the ICC website.

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Section 1202 Ventilation

  • 1202.2 Roof ventilation

  • 1202.2.1 Ventilated attics and rafter spaces

  • 1202.3 Unvented attic and unvented enclosed rafter assemblies

Chapter 13 – Energy Efficiency

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(Roof Online Note: This chapter used to be called “Energy Conservation”. It does nothing but tell you that building design and construction is governed by the International Energy Conservation Code.)

Chapter 14 – Exterior Walls

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Section 1404 Installation of Wall Coverings

  • 1404.4 Flashing

Chapter 15 – Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures

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(Roof Online Note: This is the main roofing chapter of the code. In particular, note that the Section 1507 subsections for each different type of roofing material cover deck requirements, slope, fasteners, underlayment, and flashing for that specific roof type.)

Section 1502 Roof Drainage

Section 1503 Weather Protection

Section 1504 Performance Requirements

Section 1505 Fire Classification

Section 1506 Materials

Section 1507 Requirements for Roof Coverings

  • 1507.1.1 Underlayment

  • 1507.1.2 Ice Barriers

    (Roof Online Note: “Ice Barriers” covers the installation requirements for ice and water shield.)

  • 1507.2 Asphalt shingles

    1507.2.8 Flashings

    1507.2.8.2 Valleys

    1507.2.8.3 Drip Edge

  • 1507.3 Clay and concrete tile

  • 1507.4 Metal roof panels

  • 1507.5 Metal roof shingles

  • 1507.6 Mineral-surfaced roll roofing

  • 1507.7 Slate shingles

  • 1507.8 Wood shingles

  • 1507.9 Wood shakes

  • 1507.10 Built-up roofs

  • 1507.11 Modified bitumen roofing

  • 1507.12 Thermoset single-ply roofing

  • 1507.13 Thermoplastic single-ply roofing

  • 1507.14 Sprayed polyurethane foam roofing

  • 1507.15 Liquid-applied roofing

  • 1507.16 Vegetative roofs, roof gardens and landscaped roofs

  • 1507.17 Photovoltaic shingles

  • 1507.18 Building-integrated photovoltaic roof panels

Section 1508 Roof Insulation

Section 1509 Radiant Barriers Installed Above Deck

Section 1510 Rooftop Structures

Section 1511 Reroofing

(Roof Online Note: This section covers the requirements for replacing an existing roof or installing a new roof over an old roof. It also tells you how many roofs (how many layers of roofing) you can put down on top of one another on a building and under what conditions.)

Chapter 16 – Structural Design

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(Roof Online Note: This chapter used to be called “Structural Loads”.)

Section 1603 Construction Documents

Section 1606 Dead Loads

Section 1607 Live Loads

Section 1608 Snow Loads

Section 1609 Wind Loads

  • 1609.5 Roof systems

Section 1611 Rain Loads

Section 1613 Earthquake Loads

  • 1613.3 Ballasted photovoltaic panel systems

Chapter 17 – Special Inspections and Tests

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Section 1705 Required Special Inspections and Tests

  • 1705.2.2 Cold-formed steel deck

  • 1705.11.3 Wind-resisting components

Chapter 18 – Soils and Foundations

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Section 1805 Dampproofing and Waterproofing

Chapter 21 – Masonry

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Section 2113 Masonry Chimneys

Chapter 22 – Steel

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Section 2210 Cold-Formed Steel

  • 2210.1.1 Steel decks

  • 2210.1.1.2 Steel roof deck

Chapter 23 – Wood

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(Roof Online Note: This is the rafter chapter, among other things. Includes joist and rafter span tables.)

Section 2303 Minimum Standards and Quality

  • 2303.1.5 Wood structural panels

  • 2303.1.6 Fiberboard

  • 2303.1.6.2 Roof insulation

Section 2304 General Construction Requirements

  • 2304.4 Floor and roof framing

  • 2304.8 Floor and roof sheathing

    (Roof Online Note: This subsection covers sheathing thickness.)

  • 2304.9 Lumber decking

  • 2304.10 Connectors and fasteners

  • 2304.11 Heavy timber construction

  • 2304.11.4 Roof decks

Section 2308 Conventional Light-Frame Construction

  • 2308.7 Roof and ceiling framing

Chapter 24 – Glass and Glazing

See the full code for Chapter 24 on the ICC website.

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(Roof Online Note: This is the chapter you want for information about skylights.)

Chapter 26 – Plastic

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(Roof Online Note: Foam plastic insulation covers polyisocyanurate, polystyrene, and polyurethane insulation.)

Section 2603 Foam Plastic Insulation

  • 2603.6 Roofing

Section 2606 Light-Transmitting Plastics

Section 2609 Light-Transmitting Plastic Roof Panels

Section 2610 Light-Transmitting Plastic Skylight Glazing

Chapter 31 – Special Construction

See the full code for Chapter 31 on the ICC website.

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(Roof Online Note: This chapter covers membrane structures made out of materials like PTFE fabric; awnings, canopies, solar energy systems, greenhouses.)

Chapter 35 – Referenced Standards

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(Roof Online Note: This chapter lists every official standard referenced in the code. Over 65 standards have to do with roofing.)