Join Date: Jul 2013
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I've been shying away from tarping because I can't find specifics either. I don't want to tarp a water logged, mold infested house and then be on the hook for damages 6 months from now when the tarp material starts to disintegrate, simply for using judgement instead of unknown guidelines.
In my small neck of the woods, I was previously a code enforcement officer. The IPMC was our bible, as the city adapted it for their ordinances. The color of tarp didn't matter.
304.7 Roofs and drainage
The roof and flashing shall be sound, tight and not have defects that admit rain. Roof drainage shall be adequate to prevent dampness or deterioration in the walls or interior portion of the structure. Roof drains, gutters and downspouts shall be maintained in good repair and free from obstructions. Roof water shall not be discharged in a manner that creates a public nuisance.