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Roof Assemblies – Significant Changes to Roofing Requirements in the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code - December 2020

Sat, Dec 12, 2020

Many changes strengthen the code to improve the resistance of wind and water infiltration damage. Several of the changes apply to both new construction and roof replacement. The information in this article provides a summary of the following key changes:
■ Changes to roofing underlayment (sealed roof deck)
■ Changes to wind loads on roofs (ASCE 7-16)
■ Roof mitigation
■ Roof diaphragms resisting wind loads in high-wind regions
■ Soffits
■ Cable- and raceway-type wiring methods on roofs

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