Is Ice and Water Barrier required?

Model building codes do not require Ice and Water Barrier. Only those jurisdictions that specifically require it when they adopt their codes can require it. Rock Island County has had a history of ice damming and driving rains that allow ice and water to get under shingles. When we adopt our codes we do require a barrier. Your insurance company may require paperwork or a letter (PDF) from our office to show that we have adopted this requirement.

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