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What type of roofing material is on the roof now?
Do you happen to know the pitch of your roof?
idk but its walkable and has a lil pitch prob a 4/12
As a general rule, code requires 1/2" sheeting on the roof deck.
The insurance company will probably fight you over the sheeting upgrade but they should pay for it as it is part of the roofing job.
Right but if I have an insurance claim and they paid for a reroof. My decking is 3/8 I was told they have to pay to put it to code, but I have a acv when I told the adjuster he said to send pictures and the code statue
Instead of a complete tear off, you can ask your local building official if they would be ok just laying another 3/8 sheet over the top of the old sheeting.
So the code is what I need. Also is my insurance supposed to pay for that upgrade
Yes, the insurance should pay for it.
Do you have the code?
I am looking for the actual code for you
no problem, just a big book to go through, lol
this is what I found in the ICC code book.
According to 2009 IRC, Table R803.1 Minimum thickness of "lumber" roof sheathing; rafter spacing 24"; would be 5/8".
and, for Wood "structural panel" sheathing (R803.2.2 Allowable spans); you would go to Table R503.2.1.1(1) to determine minimum nominal panel thickness.
Many code requirements are not inspected. Section R109 Inspections; are generally considered "required inspections" by the Building Safety Department
So in your case the sheeting should be 5/8
Im looking for anything I may have missed now
But, if the sheeting is OSB, it can be 3/8 because its an engineered wood product and is structurally more sound. If the sheeting is actual wood planks, then it would need to be 5/8
Thanks a lot man I appreciate it
no problem, glad I could help