Has anyone ever been called out for using “Faux Vents?”
I tried looking up any applicable code in the IRC, but none seemed to apply. R806 is the roof ventilation section, but really doesn’t have anything applicable.
That made me wonder if they’re considered “siding,” since they aren’t functional.
If they’re siding then it seems that none of the manufacturers follow code, is that correct? I say this because siding (R703) requires things like “Wind resistance” 703.1.2 which none of the vent manufactures test for that I could find.
It kinda seems like inspectors just ignore this though.
I appreciate your responses.