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Why Roofing Permits & Final Inspections Are So Necessary

Why Roofing Permits & Final Inspections Are So Necessary

If you’re considering having roofing work done, whether big or small, there’s a good chance that a permit will be required. Obtaining the necessary permits and undergoing inspections are critical steps in ensuring that your roof replacement is done correctly, safely, and legally up to code.

By working with reputable roofing contractors and following local permit and inspection requirements, homeowners can ensure that their home’s exterior is properly protected and functioning efficiently for years to come.

Why Do I Need Permits and an Inspection?

If you’re planning to replace your roof, it’s important to know that you need permits and inspections from your local city or county. If you are working with a local roofer, the roofing company obtains the permit from the city for your project.

Roofing permits and inspections are an essential part of any roofing project. While most construction projects need permits and licensing, roofing typically has special rules. In general, a permit is required when replacing a roof. Permits let your county know you’ll be making structural changes to your home. The purpose of a permit is to ensure that the work is done safely and in compliance with local building codes and regulations.

Roof repairs are different from roof replacement in that most small repairs do not need a permit. 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.

Building codes are designed to protect the safety and well-being of residents and to ensure that buildings are constructed to a certain standard. Once the permit is obtained, a final inspection is typically required to ensure that the work was done correctly and up to code. During the inspection, the inspector will check the quality of the materials, the workmanship, and the overall safety of the project. If any issues are identified, the homeowner or roofing contractor will need to address them before the project can be completed.

What Permits Do I Need?

Permit requirements can vary by city or county, so it’s essential to check with your local building department to ensure that you have all the necessary permits before beginning work.

In general, a permit is required for any roofing project that involves structural changes or alterations, such as adding a new layer of roofing material or changing the slope of the roof. All new roof penetrations also need a permit.

In some cases, a permit may also be required for minor repairs or maintenance work. In addition to roofing, the permits for siding and windows vary by city or county. Your local roofer and building department can provide guidance on the specific permit requirements for your project, as well as information on the application process, fees, and inspection requirements.

Obtaining the necessary permits is an essential part of ensuring that your roofing project is done safely and up to code. Neglecting to obtain the necessary permits can result in costly fines and even the need to redo the work.

When Does a City Inspection Happen for Residential Roofing?

In general, a city inspection happens after work has been completed by your roofing contractor.  Once your roofing contractor has installed your roof, they will notify the city, and the city will schedule a city inspector to complete a final roof inspection.

A final inspection is typically required once the roofing project is complete, to ensure that the work meets all local building and safety codes. This inspection will typically cover all aspects of the roofing project, including materials, flashing, ventilation, and more.


As your contractor, J&K Roofing is required to purchase a building permit for your project from either the city or county where you live. We also set ladders for city inspectors and keep you informed throughout the process. After construction is complete the city/county will inspect the roof for completion and any problems.

Call us today at 303-425-7531 or reach out to us on our website to get your roofing project underway!

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