Roofing Pitches and Their Benefits ExplainedBy Stacy Mellete
One of the most important factors you have to consider in getting a new roof is the type of roofing system you’re going to use. Are you going for low-sloped roofing or for steep-sloped roofing?
Not to be confused with the types of materials, low-sloped and steep sloped roofing is all about the pitch, or the height of your roof’s slope. This is vital, as your choice will determine how you want your new roof to work for you.
Affordable Roofing Systems, the leading residential roofing contractor in St. Petersburg FL, helps you know more about these types of roofing system.
For a roof to be considered a low-sloped roof, the pitch or the slope should be less than 3:12. Low slopes are usually used for residential roofing, but are now also for residential use in recent years. The materials used for low-sloped roofing are:
- Built-up roof membranes
- Spray polyurethane foam-based (SPF) roof systems
- Metal panel roof systems
- Modified bitumen sheet
- Single-ply (e.g. PVC, EPDM, TPO)
- Tar and gravel
- Costs – This type of roof needs less material to build. This means it’s easier and faster to build, reducing your labor and the costs.
- Maintenance Requirement – It is much easier to walk on flat roofs. It’s also easier to clean, maintain, and repair.
- Multi-Functional – The flat surface provides extra space, perfect for rooftop gardening and more.
This is the most common type used for residential roofing. In fact, this is what everyone would think of when envisioning the roof of a home. Steep-sloped roofing has a higher pitch or a higher angle. Under this type of roofing are:
- Asphalt shingles
- Clay and concrete tile
- Metal roofing
- Wood shakes and shingles
- Long Lasting – These roof have a longer lifespan than flat roofs
- Attractive – These are more aesthetically pleasing than flat roofs
- Faster water run off
- Lower chances of debris buildup
- Lower chances of molds and mildew
If you need help your roofing Company in St Petersburg FL, and the surrounding areas, Affordable Roofing Systems is the company you can trust. In fact, we offer our own guarantee of workmanship to go along with the manufacturer warranties of our products. We provide a range of roofing products and services that are sure to meet your home’s needs.