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Does My Roofer Pull My Permit Or Do I?

Understanding Roofing Installation Permits in Colorado Springs

While most construction projects need permits and licensing, roofing typically has special rules. When it comes to roofing you can also repair or replace a roof, would that change the need for a permit? Does my roofer pull my permit or do I? If you need a roof replacement or repair, your first thought probably isn’t about permits. However, having that information can help out when your next roofing project arises.

Are Permits Even Required in Colorado for Roof Replacement?

Every county has different rules about construction permits. However, one rule that is generally universal is the fact that roof replacement requires a permit. Permits let your county know you’ll be doing structural changes to your home. Along with the permit, most counties perform multiple inspections during a roofing replacement. These inspections happen during the work on the roof. After completing your roof you’ll have one final inspection to make sure the final product is up to code. The inspections guarantee your roof is up to code and safe to live under.

Why Permits Matter

Structural Changes Notification:

Permits inform the county about significant changes to your home.

Safety and Code Compliance:

They ensure that your roofing project adheres to local building codes and safety standards.

What About Roof Repairs?

Roof repairs are different from county to county but, most small repairs don’t need a permit. Things like replacing a few shingles and fixing a small leak probably don’t need a permit. Larger repairs, however, do require permits. The size can vary between counties. Colorado Springs requires a permit for roof repairs larger than 100 square feet. In Denver, you need a permit if the repair is greater than 10% of the total roof square footage or greater than 200 square feet, whichever is smaller. While the wording is different, the general idea is you’ll need a permit if the repair is large enough to change the structure of your roof, not just the outside layer.

The Inspection Process During Roof Replacement

Along with obtaining a permit, your roofing project will typically involve multiple inspections. These are crucial for ensuring the quality and safety of the work being done.

Key Stages of Inspection

During the Work:

Inspectors check the progress and adherence to standards.

Final Inspection:

After the roofing work is completed, a final inspection confirms that everything is up to code.

The Role of Inspections

Ensuring Code Compliance:

Inspectors verify that the roofing work meets local building codes.

Safety Assurance:

These checks are essential for confirming that the roof is safe for occupancy.

The Role of Local Roofing Contractors in Managing Permits

You shouldn’t need to worry about the permits if you hire a roofing local contractor. Local roofers will know exactly where and how to get the required permits. It’s the responsibility of whoever is working on the roof to pull the permit. So, your roofer should pull your roofing permit, you shouldn’t need to worry about it.

If you’re working on your own roof, you may need to know the process of getting a roofing permit.  Each county also has a different process for getting a permit, but they’re all relatively similar. The application, inspections, and permits all cost money. In Colorado Springs it’s typically about $140. To apply for a permit in Colorado Springs you have to apply at Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.

What Happens If I Don’t Have a Permit?

Not getting a permit can come with some heavy punishments. Getting a permit after construction starts penalizes you with a fine up to three times the cost of the permit! Keep in mind, when the materials for the job are dropped off construction has officially started. If you don’t have a roofing permit the county can halt your construction until you obtain one.

Who Should Pull the Permit: Roofer or Homeowner?

Your roofer should be pulling your roofing permit. Roofing replacement, as well as major repairs, require roofing permits. Any roofer should know how to pull a permit, but a local roofer definitely will have the know-how. Without a roofing permit, you will be majorly penalized.

Hennessey Roofing: Simplifying Your Roofing Project

Choosing the right contractor can make a significant difference in your roofing project, especially when it comes to handling permits and inspections.

Our Approach to Permits and Inspections

Hassle-Free Process:

We handle the permitting process, ensuring everything is in order.

Expertise and Compliance:

Why Choose Us?

Local Expertise:

We understand the specific requirements of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas.

Comprehensive Services:

From installation and repair to replacement, we cover all aspects of roofing. Our team ensures that all work is up to code and passes inspections.

Whether you need roofing repairs or a whole new roof, we believe that a Colorado Springs roofing company should offer a professional and stress-free service. Hennessey Roofing is an expert at inspecting and installing roofing and can get started right away. We have intimate knowledge of all the permits required for roofing projects. Call us today to schedule your free estimate or fill out our contact form and we’ll be in contact shortly!