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2015 Residential Code for roof drip edge flashing

The 2015 International Residential Code (R905.2.8.5) requires the use of drip edge flashings on eaves and rake edges of shingled roofs.  The flashing should extend a minimum of ¼” below the roof sheathing and 2” back onto the roof sheathing.  … Continue reading

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2015 Residential Code for Asphalt Shingle fasteners

The 2015 International Residential Code (R905.2.5) lists requirements for nails used to fasten asphalt shingles to the roof.  The nails must be galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum or copper.  The shank shall be a minimum of 12-gage.  The nail head … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for truss connection

The 2012 International Residential  Code (R802.11.1.2) requires a connection between roof trusses and the supporting wall assembly. The connection is intended to resist uplift forces as specified on the truss design drawings (802.10.1). There are several products designed to perform … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for fireblocking between floors

The International Residential Code (R302.11) requires fireblocking at six specific locations in wood framed construction.   The first location identified in this section is concealed spaces between stud walls and partitions; which also includes furred spaces.  Fireblocking is required vertically at … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirment for floor joists

The Residential Building Code (R502.6.1) requires floor joist to be lapped a minimum of 3 inches when located over a bearing support.   The two opposing joists should be nailed together with a minimum of 3 nails.  The nails must be … Continue reading

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