When it comes to choosing your roof materials, you might think that the only things that matter are the aesthetics of the roof, the visual impact on your home, and affordability. Many residential roofing contractors will also tell you that there is another factor that matters when choosing a roofing material: the roof pitch. This is important because the pitch determines the type of materials you can use for your roof installation, preventing any hazardous conditions and ensuring you don’t void the manufacturer’s warranty. Depending on what material you want, you’ll have to think about the pitch that suits it.
In this post, 1st Class Roofing, Inc. discusses the various pitch ranges of different roofing materials.
25/12 to 3/12
This roof pitch has a lower angle and is often found in urban, contemporary style homes or commercial buildings. The roofing types appropriate for this pitch include built-up roofing, rubber membrane roofs and standing seam metal roofs.
2.5/12 to 19/12
When it comes to a wide range of roof pitches such as this one, then clay or cement tiles are viable options to use. Roofing contractors will also inform you that pitches ranging from 2.5/12 up to 4/12 will require a double underlayment. Slopes above 19/12, on the other hand, do not require the double underlayment to avoid rattling the tiles on the steep roofs.
4/12 to 20/12
The majority of residential roofs have this roof pitch and this is the recommended pitch range if you plan to use asphalt shingles. This is because the shingle is made for pitches as low as 4/12 up to 12/12, meaning it’s not too flat or too steep for your home.
5/12 to 12/12
This pitch, meanwhile, is often used in wood and slate shingles, due to the fact that they’re more susceptible to leaks and do not lock together as tightly as other shingles do.
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