New Ohio building code will be enforced beginning Jan. 1

Ohio's new residential building code goes into effect on Jan. 1. The new state code will update 2006’s code.

By Peter Fabris | December 13, 2012

Ohio's new residential building code goes into effect on Jan. 1. The new state code will update 2006’s code. A few of the more significant changes in the code include:

·       50 percent of fixed lighting must be energy efficient.
·       A weather-resistant barrier such as a house wrap is now required under exterior siding.
·       Carbon monoxide detectors are required outside the bedrooms of all houses with gas appliances or with an attached garage.
·       Horizontal rebar is now required in addition to vertical bars for poured concrete foundation walls.
 

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