Roof dilapidated or simply not corresponding to the standards of our time? Modification or renovation work is required. Depending on the municipality in which your house is located, the law has provided regulations for this work. Do you need a permit to redo your roof? In which case is authorization required to redo your roof? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know before redoing your roofs.
The prior declaration of work
The prior declaration of work is an administrative file allowing the administration to ensure that the project complies with the environmental and town planning standards of the municipality. Indeed, the declaration of works is required for work of minor importance, not leading to the modification of the external aspect of the roof of the building. Two copies of the file must be provided to the administration.
Once the prior declaration of the work has been submitted, the administration has one month to examine it. The prior declaration of work has a validity period of 3 years from the date of its approval. The work is nevertheless entrusted to experts.
Each municipality governs its own town planning standards to be respected during renovation or roof repair work. It is therefore important to provide a detailed declaration and to notify all the characteristics of the new roof in progress. Complete the Cerfa form online or at home with the required details.
When do we need a prior declaration of work?
The prior declaration of work is necessary when it comes to a renovation leading to the modification of the exterior appearance of the house.
Complete modification of the tiles
When you intend to change the color and shape of the tiles, a declaration of work is required. Indeed, changing the color and shape of the tiles contributes to modifying the exterior appearance of your home. The work must therefore be declared in advance and comply with the standards in force.
Changing the type of cover
Do you want to switch from one type of roof to another? Switching from tiles to laying natural slate as a material for the new roof, for example? This will undoubtedly change the exterior appearance of the house. You will therefore have to declare the work in advance and wait for the instruction from the administration. Indeed, changing the color and shape of the tiles contributes to modifying the exterior appearance of your home.
Changing the inclination of the slope
The modification of the roof structure is obviously one of the works requiring a building permit. Modifying the inclination of the slope amounts to changing the geometric aspect of the cover. Some other cases of roof repairs requiring authorization are:
- The creation of openings (windows),
- Sitting dog pose,
- Use of different materials from the starting materials, etc.
In which cases do you not need the authorization to redo your roof?
Roof repair work that does not require authorization is generally small-scale work. As long as they do not affect the exterior appearance of the house, the prior declaration of work is not an obligation. Roof moss removal is an example of work that does not require authorization from the administration.
Generally, minor repairs that do not involve the use of obvious materials are exempt from authorisation. Minor repair work, i.e., sealing leaks, applying products to fight against insects, and roof insulation work that does not require modification of the roof also does not require authorization.
The renovation of the roof reinforces the sealing of the house and gives a new, more attractive appearance to your home. A renovation idea? Why not create a green, ecological and aesthetic roof? In this case, you will have to declare any work before it is carried out.
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