Roof Sheathing Code Updates and the Fortified System
Join Matt Millham and panelists Glenn Mathewson, Mike Guertin, and Ben Murphy on Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm ET/4pm PT.
Sponsored by ZIP System
In this primer on installing wind-resistant roofs, roofing pros and industry experts provide details on new code requirements and tested methods for installing roofs to help builders, designers, and installers pass inspections and enable their roofs to weather the worst storms. This webinar will include changes to the roofing provisions of the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC) as well as a discussion and explanation of the IBHS’ Fortified Roof program, used by roofing experts in hurricane-prone areas to protect homes and other structures from the devastating effects of pummeling wind and drenching water. Panelists will be available to answer your questions during a live Q&A session.
What you’ll learn:
- How to fasten roof sheathing in accordance with the requirements of the 2021 IRC to reduce the chances of catastrophic roof failures
- Where to find new wind speed design requirements for your area
- How different parts of a roof react to wind and how roof shape and pitch affect wind pressure on roofing materials
- How to seal a roof deck to provide a second line of defense in case the roof covering fails
- How to install the various layers of a roof to give it the best chance of surviving
- How better flashings, nails, and sheathing improve a roof’s chances of weathering any storm
Join us LIVE on Wednesday, October 27th, at 7PM ET
Matt Millham is a carpenter with The Art of Building in Rhinebeck, NY, and a former deputy editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, which he still contributes to as a freelance editor. After nearly a decade overseas in the Army and later as a newspaper reporter and photographer, he decided to chase his dream of building his own house and enrolled in SUNY Delhi’s residential construction program. While that dream remains just that, he enjoys building for others and digging into the details of every part of the process in the pursuit of whatever “right” is. He also holds degrees in journalism and geology, and given his inability to stay in one place more than a few years will probably switch careers again for no reason other than whimsy.
Former contractor Glenn Mathewson served Westminster, Colo., as an inspector and plan reviewer for 13 years. He now works as a professional consultant and educator on residential applications of construction codes. He is an author with over 90 published articles and the ICC’s first industry-specific code book, Deck Construction Based on the 2009 IRC, recently updated to 2021 in a 2nd edition. An adviser to the North American Deck and Railing Association, he is the president of BuildingCodeCollege.com, which provides on-demand code education.
The only thing Fine Homebuilding editorial advisor Mike Guertin likes better than building new homes is remodeling old ones. After 35 years, he’s still challenged every day to find more-efficient ways to build things better. Like a true Rhode Islander, he doesn’t take jobs farther than 15 minutes from his home in East Greenwich. Mike’s written over 100 articles for FHB and appears in dozens of videos.
Over the years, Ben Murphy has crafted hundreds of custom homes and renovation projects. His close attention to detail and commitment to his customers have earned a reputation built on trust. Ben Murphy Company is a general contractor and a member of Baldwin Home Builder’s Association. Located in Foley, Alabama, his company has completed commercial construction and custom home projects throughout the Gulf Coast region.
As manager of Huber Engineered Woods’ Product Engineering Team, Chris Clark is a technical resource providing consulting to contractors on the job-site, as well as architects and engineers in regards to how HEW products can be incorporated into their design to meet local building codes. Since graduating with a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering, his decade of industry experience is centered on the design requirements of wood-framed structures.