All re-roofs must have an in-progress inspection called. The in-progress inspection allows the code compliant roof work to proceed, and the inspector will inspect whatever he can see when he arrives at the site. This in-progress inspection is so that we can inspect the underlayment and/or final roofing material as it is being installed. Preferably, the in-progress inspection should be called after the dry-in has been applied and the roof loaded, so that we can see the final roofing material being installed. The Hurricane Mitigation Affidavits will still be required to cover those portions of the roofs not visible at the time of the in-progress inspection, such as deck nailing and the balance of the underlayment and flashing already covered. Failure to call for an in-progress inspection may result in discipline by the PCCLB. Both our on-line and Automated Inspection Phone Line (formally IVR) systems have been updated to allow for these in-progress inspections on any permits.
Metal and tile roofs must still have a dry-in and flashing inspection called, and an inspection successfully completed before the work can proceed.
Effective immediately: Pictures will no longer be required to be submitted with the affidavits. The affidavits will still be required to be posted on the jobsite's at the time of final inspection.
Stagger Pattern of Shingles:
Due to the various stagger patterns for shingles, even among the same manufacturer's own product lines, it is necessary to have a wrapper on the jobsite at the time of final inspection on any permits obtained after August 11, 2008.
Roof Downspouts Connection Ordinance:
Pinellas County Ordinance No. 06-13, Chapter 58, Article VI requires illegal connections to be disconnected from the stormsewer and waterways. Disconnecting a roof downspout from drainage systems or waterways helps keep roof runoff from overloading the sewer system and adding pollutants to our waters. Roof Downspouts Connection Ordinance