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What is Steep Slope Roofing?

How do you know if a building has a steep slope? If you’re working on your own home, should you install steep slope roofing? And how do you maintain it or repair it? Rest assured it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

There are essentially two kinds of roofs: low slope and steep slope. For it to be considered steep slope, it must have a pitch (slope) of at least 18 degrees. So, for every 12 inches of horizontal movement, there has to be a vertical movement of 3 inches, up or down. What that basically boils down to is this: that almost every residential home is considered steep slope.

How Do I Know if My Roof Has a Steep Slope?

Put simply, if you have a residential home then it more than likely has a steep slope. Residential roofs are designed with a steeper slope to allow rain and snow to slide off before the weight can damage roof structures. You can measure your own roof slope to see if it is at or above an 18-degree pitch. If you’re unsure of how to do that, or uncomfortable getting onto your roof (steep slope roofing is inherently more dangerous than low slope), give a trusted steep slope roofing contractor a call to inspect it. Century Roofing will provide a free inspection of your roof.

Should I Install or Build my Roof with a Steep Slope?

More than likely the answer is yes. Steep slope roofing is a great option for virtually every residential home in virtually every climate. It is especially wise to have a steep slope in climates with heavy rainfall or heavy snowfall, as the build up of either of these can be very heavy and stress a roof beyond its load capacity. If you’re building your own home and considering what type of slope to choose, give a trusted and experienced roofing company like Century Roofing a call. They’ll be able to go over all the benefits and drawbacks, the material choices, and help you decide the best course of action.

How to Maintain and Repair Steep Slope Roofing

Steep slope roof maintenance isn’t much different from the normal process you are used to seeing. While some extreme slopes require special materials and necessitate a contractor who has specialized experience, most require the same amount of maintenance and repair as you would expect. It depends on the material of each roof, the exact pitch, and other elements. If you call Century Roofing, they will give you a free inspection and quote for any damage or repairs needed to be done.

Steep slope roofing is kind of a blanket term; most residential roofs fall into this category, and even some commercial roofs do. But still, an expert may be required to know and understand how best to install, repair, and maintain it properly. Century Roofing has over 23 years of experience doing just that.

If you are interested in learning more about the available options for your roofing project, contact Century Roofing today for a free roof inspection and free roofing estimate.

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