KCG Roofing and Carpentry is your local roofer. We specialize in roof repairs, roof replacements, and roof maintenance. We only hire the best roofing contractors to put up your roof. Our work is highly valued. Today’s blog series will focus on roofing pitch. We’ll be discussing which roofing materials work best with various roof pitches. This is crucial as not all roofing materials will be suitable for every roof pitch. For a free roof inspection and estimate, contact us today!
Low pitch roofs
Pitch refers to the roof’s angle or slope. A roof with a low pitch is one that has a gentle slope. Flat roofs have the lowest angle of low pitch roofs. Low pitch roofs work well in areas with little rainfall. Flat roofs are not recommended in areas that experience severe weather or where snow accumulation is frequent. Modern contemporary architecture is seeing flat roofs make a comeback.
Low-pitch roofs have the advantage of being easy to install, maintain, and safer. Flat roofs can be more difficult to maintain because they are more susceptible to leaks and other damage. They should be checked at least once per year. Flat roofs should not have heavy roofing materials, such as any type of metal roofing. Flat roofs, or almost flat roofs, cannot use any type of shakes or shingles. These will simply blow off. Low-pitch or flat roofs have very limited options for roofing materials. Flat roofing materials that are acceptable include modified bitumen and tar and gravel. EDM rubber is also accepted. Roll roofing uses standing seam metal.
Medium pitch roofs
Medium-pitched roofs are common in homes, offices, and businesses. Medium-pitched roofs are able to handle almost any roofing material from metal and slate to clay-tiled roofs and shingles. They are easy to maintain and inspect, and they disperse snow and rain well. This slope is dominated by both traditional and more popular asphalt shingles. Medium-pitched roofs are also a good choice for wood and slate roofs, but they don’t work well with lower slopes because they are less likely to leak than other roofing materials.
Roofs with high pitch
High-pitch roofs can be beautiful architecturally (think Victorian-era angled houses), but they are also difficult to install, maintain and inspect. They are also more costly. They are not recommended for steep roofs as they can rattle and cause damage. Asphalt roofing materials are most common on steep-sloped roofs. Composite asphalts are often made from organic and fiberglass materials. Wood shakes and shingles can also be used on high-pitch roofing.
THE KCG Roofing and Carpentry DIFFERENCE
KCG Roofing and Carpentry is a top-rated local(r) roofing contractor in Dallas-Fort Worth. We have roofing materials for any slope you might have, or if you want to make your own design. Because of the wide range of roofing materials we offer, our customers often have difficulty choosing the right roofing material. Our roofing experts are available to help you decide which roofing material is best for your home, type, and pitch. We want your roof to be both functional and beautiful.
Of course, we are often asked about what sets our roofing company apart from other companies. It’s, in essence, our customer experience. Our customers are our compass. They are our North Star during the dark night. They are our lighthouse to safety. In other words, no matter what the circumstance, the customer is always first.
KCG Roofing and Carpentry can work with your insurance company in order to make sure your roof is protected when there’s severe weather. We offer warranties on all roofing materials and labor. We want to be able to correct any mistakes we make. Our work is judged by our customers’ happiness. Call us today to get a free roof inspection or estimate!
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is one of the best roofing companies in Tampa! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.