A pitched roof is also known as a sloped roof for its moderate to severe sloping. So what are the advantages of having a pitched roof and what kind of materials are good for pitched roofing? Read on to find out!
Why Should You Choose a Pitched Roof?
A pitched roof’s angle ranges from moderate at a 14.0-degree angle, known as a 3-in-12, to a severe 62.4-degree angle, known as a 24-in-12. This roof is typically designed so two slopes meet at a peak, affording your home more usable space in a loft or attic area. This added space is often used as additional living space, a playroom, or another bedroom. Pitched roofing also allows your materials to last longer as the water just rolls off the steep slope and into the gutters. These roofs use gravity to move the water, snow and ice away from your house while giving your home individuality. So what kinds of materials are available for your pitched roof?
Pitched Roofing Materials
There are several different types of pitched roofing materials you can choose from. The first material is a composition shingle. Also known as asphalt shingles, composition shingles cover nearly 70 percent of all roofs across the U.S. Asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass with an asphalt and mineral coating on one side to resist weather. They come in a wide variety of colors and can last from 20 to 30 years. Wood shingles and shakes are another pitched roofing material. This wood provides a warm, elegant look on the top of your home. Aesthetics are the main reasons people choose wooden roofing. These shingles are generally made of cedar, pine, or redwood. Wood roofing can last between eight and 25 years depending on maintenance. Another option is natural and synthetic slate. Slate comes in a variety of grades and colors and is the perfect topping for elegant homes. If you are looking for a high-quality material without the high maintenance, slate is for you. With proper maintenance, slate roofing can last more than 100 years.
All of these roofing materials are can be applied to your pitched roof by a professional roofing company. For more information on installing new material on your pitched roof, call Absolute Home Solutions today!
Pitched Roofing with Absolute Home Solutions
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