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When is a cricket or saddle required on a roof?
Thursday, September 12, 2019
According to the Residential Edition of the Florida Building Code (R903.2.2) and the International Building Code (IBC), the high side of any chimney or other roof penetration that is more than 30 inches wide requires a cricket or saddle. Skylights installed per code are the only exception. Here’s the code citation:
Shown below is an example of a roof location that should have a cricket, but doesn’t.
To learn more, see our blog post What is a roof cricket?
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