Hurricane Irma’s long gone. But roof repairs and even some rules changes in some parts of Florida are still ongoing.
In the Florida Keys, government leaders are may require metal roofs, which are more expensive but better able to stand up to bad weather. That requirement, though, may require action from the legislature.
The Keynoter reports:
Assistant County Attorney Steve Williams noted in a report to commissioners that state law allows requiring upgrades to building standards, but the law cautions that upgraded requirements must not discriminate “against materials, products or construction techniques of demonstrated capabilities.”
In addition, Florida law provides that factory-built modular homes will be certified under a state standard, and not subject to more stringent local building codes.
“The limitations [cited in the report] impair the county’s ability to simply mandate that every roof in the county be made a metal roof,” Williams wrote. “Moreover, the prohibition on applying local requirements to manufactured buildings … prohibits the county from applying such an ordinance to new manufactured homes.”
Whether the roofs in the keys are metal or not, Hurricane Irma caused the need for roof repairs around the state.
More than one in three Florida households have applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance, Marketplace reports.
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