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Update to Florida Senate Bill 4D Concerning Roof Repairs

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Update to Florida Senate Bill 4D Concerning Roof Repairs

Summary of SB

" The bill requires the Florida Building Code to provide that when 25 percent or more of a roofing system or roof section is being repaired, replaced, or recovered, only the portion of the roofing system or roof section undergoing such work need be constructed in accordance with the current Florida Building Code in effect at the time of such work. This new provision applies only to roof systems and roof sections built, repaired, or replaced in accordance with the requirements of the 2007 Florida Building Code or subsequent editions. The provision revises the current Florida Building Code which requires that not more than 25 percent of the total roof area or roof section, of any existing building or structure, may be repaired, replaced, or recovered in any 12-month period—unless the entire existing roofing system or roof section conforms to the current requirements of the Code."  

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Section 1. Subsection (5) is added to section 553.844, 149 Florida Statutes, to read: 150 553.844 Windstorm loss mitigation; requirements for roofs 151 and opening protection.—

Addition to Bill;

Below is the update to the bill concerning roof repairs.

"(5) Notwithstanding any provision in the Florida Building Code to the contrary, if an existing roofing system or roof section was built, repaired, or replaced in compliance with the
requirements of the 2007 Florida Building Code, or any subsequent editions of the Florida Building Code, and 25 percent or more of such roofing system or roof section is being repaired, replaced, or recovered, only the repaired, replaced, 159 or recovered portion is required to be constructed in accordance with the Florida Building Code in effect, as applicable. The
Florida Building Commission shall adopt this exception by rule and incorporate it in the Florida Building Code. Notwithstanding s. 553.73(4), a local government may not adopt by ordinance an administrative or technical amendment to this exception.

 

There is a link to the complete bill below.

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