Do I need a permit to re-roof my home?
A permit to re-roof your home (1 and 2-family residences) is not required, although you are required to follow the Building Code. The code allows you to go over the existing shingles provided you only have one layer of shingles on the roof currently. If you are going to strip the roof, you must use water and ice shield on the first 3' of the roof and a minimum of 15# felt paper under the shingles on the remaining roof.

Other than applying asphalt roofing shingles, commercial properties and residential homes above a 1 and 2- family unit building require a permit. Again, you will need to follow the Building Code. A letter from a structural engineer stating the existing roof structure can support the new roofing design is required. Further questions relating to roofs on commercial properties should be directed to the Building Inspector or Plans Examiner.

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. What is the purpose of a permit?
3. How do I get a permit?
4. What permits are required and how much does a permit cost?
5. Do I need a permit for a shed at my house?
6. Do I need to be licensed to do work?
7. What codes does Nashua use?
8. When were these codes adopted and what were your previous codes?
9. What are the structural loads for Nashua?
10. Do I need a permit to re-roof my home?
11. When will my permit be ready?
12. How do I set up an inspection and can I schedule a time?
13. What do I need for a Certificate of Occupancy (CO)?
14. Can I get a refund?
15. What is your policy on After-the-Fact Permits?