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Forums» International Building and Residential Codes -- Non-Structural Issues» roof coverings and type of construction they belong in.

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roof coverings and type of construction they belong in. By  frank purdy

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10/15/2012 10:58:48 AM

I am trying to find out what roof coverings belong in what type of construction. Do asphalt shingles belong in type IA or type IB, metal panels, built up roof etc.

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roof coverings and type of construction they belong in. By  Dennis Keierleber

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10/15/2012 12:24:33 PM

Table 1505.1 ('09 IBC) has minimum roof classification for types of construction. IA & IB require Class B.

Asphalt shingles and metal panels aren't any classification unless they have been tested and materials are typically tested as part of an assembly. There is an exception in Class A for metal roofing but it is specific for installation on non-combustible decks or non-combustible framing with no deck.

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   Edited By Dennis Keierleber at 10/15/2012 12:27:06 PM.

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