Do you know your roof’s pitch? This chart can help you find out how steep your roof is. Your roof may even have sections with a different pitch.
It is very important to install the right type of roofing system on your house depending on your roof’s pitch.
We can identify your roof’s pitch and make suggestions as to what material works best for your roof. Sometimes we find roofs that have been installed with a roof material not approved for that slope.
Low Slope Roof
If your roof is below a 4/12 pitch, The decision of materials and installation methods becomes more complicated. The lower the slope of a roof, the more likely it is to develop leaks over time. A steep roof sheds water quickly, but a lower sloped roof can hold water longer, giving it more time to create a leak.
Make sure you understand the building code and warranty requirements for the type of roofing you are having installed. We have repaired dozens of roofs that were installed with the wrong materials for the roof design. When you live in an area that has months where your roof is wet every day, a leak starts rotting wood quickly.
Whether the whole roof is low slope, or only sections such as porch and transitions are, it is important to install the right material for that roof section. When we write your estimate, we will suggest which products work best for your application.
This house has an upper steep roof with shingles, while the porch has a low slope roof with modified bitumen roofing. We can integrate both steep slope metal or shingles and low slope products, installing material type and color to best suite your style and budget.