The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) with the assistance of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) have developed and released a brochure entitled “The International Energy Conservation Code as Applied to Commercial Roofing.” This brochure was created in an attempt to better clarify the new 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as it relates to the commercial roofing industry.
This brochure defines each major type of commercial roofing activity along with the current IECC R-value regulations for each. Jared Blum, President of PIMA, hopes the guide will help local code officials better understand energy efficiency requirements for all types of commercial roofing projects while serving as a guide for commercial roofing contractors seeking construction permits and design professionals involved in roof system selection. Building owners will also benefit with a better understanding of what is required in their facility in order to be compliant.
The brochure contains specific definitions for each major type of commercial roofing project:
Reroofing – The process of recovering or replacing an existing roof covering. See Roof Recover and Roof Replacement.
Roof Recover – The process of installing an additional roof covering over a prepared existing roof covering without removing the existing roof covering.
Roof Replacement – The process of removing an existing roof covering, repairing any damaged substrate and installing a new roof covering.
Roof Repair – Reconstruction or renewal of any part of an existing roof for the purposes of its maintenance.