SB-4D: Understanding the New Florida Building Inspection and Maintenance Act for Roofs

The state of Florida recently passed new legislation called SB-4D, aka the “Florida Building Inspection and Maintenance Act,” which has serious ramifications for commercial & multifam owners /managers in South Florida. SB-4D requires buildings that are greater than 3,000 (three thousand) square feet to have regular roof inspections & maintenance performed by a qualified professional.

The objective of this laws is to ensure the safety & stability of commercial roofs in the State of Florida. By having regular inspections, potential roof issues like leaks or structural damage can be identified and addressed before they become major problems. This will not only save on repairs but will also prevent potential safety hazards.

In addition to regular inspections, building owners and managers must also maintain records of all inspections, repairs, and maintenance performed on the roof, and make this documentation available to state and local authorities upon request.

SB-4D is a positive step towards ensuring the safety and longevity of commercial and multi-family building roofs in Florida. Building owners and managers in South Florida must comply with the new law by scheduling regular roof inspections and ensuring any necessary repairs or maintenance are performed in a timely manner, which will help to keep the building’s occupants safe and protect the building’s integrity and value.

Contact us today if you have questions on what this means for your building, we will be happy to help!