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Roofing and electrical conduit


During roof system removal operations or when mechanically attaching rigid board insulation or membranes, roofing professionals sometimes find electrical conduit embedded within roof systems or placed directly below roof decks. In many instances, the presence of electrical conduit is unforeseen, problematic and potentially dangerous.

However, the electrical code provides some guidance regarding electrical cables, raceways and boxes placed in or under roof decks.

Electrical code

NFPA 70: National Electrical CodeĀ® (NEC) serves as the electrical code for most jurisdictions in the U.S.