At Action 1 Roofing, the majority of our customers are looking for help with pitched roofs. Fortunately, these are some of the most common types of residential roofs in most areas, so roofers are very familiar with how to do repairs or installations of them. If you need help with your home’s pitched roof or you’d like to understand a little bit more about them, the information below can help. Our team at Action 1 Roofing is here to assist you in every aspect of having roofing work done.
What is Pitched Roofing?
A pitched roof is one that almost everyone has either seen or lived in before. It’s designed with a central ridge where two parts meet and then slope downward. The pitch is simply the vertical rise, which can vary based on the size and design of the home. It’s similar to the look of a triangle, so these types of roofs are very easy to spot.
Benefits of Pitched Roofing for Your Home
Some roofs offer more benefits than others, especially when it comes to their design. With pitched roofs, there are many advantages that may interest you. These include:
- Rain, ice, and snow will drain well thanks to the downward slope
- No areas where water or moisture can pool
- Can withstand strong winds
- Provides more interior space without requiring additional floors
- Better longevity than flat roofs
- Less maintenance than flat roofs
- Can be custom made for your style
Roofing That's Best for Steep Sloped Roofs
Asphalt-Fiberglass Composition Shingles
While there are many types of shingles available, some of the most common are made with asphalt on the top and a fiberglass mat on the bottom. Both of these materials make for a strong shingle that can withstand the outdoor elements for decades. In addition to this, they can avoid algae growth and sun damage thanks to their protective coating. This material is excellent for pitched roofs because water and ice can drain quickly off of the shingles to minimize damage.
Wood Shakes & Wood Shingles
Although these two sound similar, they are different in the way that they’re made. Wood shingles are made to be thin on the bottom and sawn on both sides to give it a smooth appearance. Wood shakes are made to be smooth on one side but split by hand on the other, so they are thicker and have a ridged appearance. Wood shakes have a wedge shape just like the wood shingles do, with one side being thinner than the other.
The main difference between these is how they are made, as one is cut by machine and one is cut by hand. The appearance of the two is also different, with shingles being smooth and shakes being ridged. They do offer protection against the sun, rain, wind, and snow. However, shake can be more expensive than shingles because they require more time and energy to install. These can be good choices for a pitched roof, so talk to your roofer if you’re interested in this option.
Slate can last much longer on a roof with a steep slope since rainwater will be able to easily flow down. Since these tiles are made purely of 100% stone, they are incredibly durable and have a long lifespan. Slate also hangs beautifully on roofs with many pitches, giving any home a more elegant and custom look. When installed on a pitched roof, the base will be covered with an underlayment. This will be followed by nails that are as thick as the slate and layers of shingles to provide adequate protection.
When properly installed on a sloped roof, tiles can last an incredibly long time. While they are heavy, this is an added bonus that lends to their longevity. They can withstand most inclement weather conditions, including high winds and rain/snow. There are different types of shapes of tile out there to choose from, including fluted, interlocked, fluted, flat, and curved. The type you choose should depend on your roof type and how steep the slope is.
Metal Roof Systems (For Commercial Buildings)
Commercial buildings that have slopes aren’t limited to shingles. Many owners choose metal because it’s it can handle a lot of snow and water without any moisture pooling in one area and causing water damage. Metal can also provide a tight seal to keep moisture out of the structure and make it more energy-efficient.
How We Can Help You With Your Slope and Pitched Roof Needs
If you need help with the slope and pitch of your roof, our team at Action 1 Roofing can help. We have years of experience working with roofs of all types, so we understand what it takes to make sure yours is worked on the right way. Below we provide a little more insight into how we work.
We partner with contractors that do thorough inspections from the start. If you have questions about your pitch or slope, one of our team members will be able to answer them. We’ll also help you understand more about the different materials that may work best with the angle of your roof and degree of slope you have.
Do you have repairs that need to be done? Don’t let them sit. Our roofers will take care of any damage that must be addressed to restore the structural integrity of your roof. Our contractors have years of experience, so you can trust our expertise in doing things the right way. We’ll make sure your slope and pitch are just right to protect your home.
When a new roof is required, our contractors will be there to take care of it. No matter the type of material required, they’ll order and install it with close attention to detail. Each roofer makes sure the installation is done in a way that will fully protect your home and keep it in good condition for decades to come.