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A Guide to Pitched Roofing


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There are some advantages to choosing a pitched roof for your home.

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

If you are ready to install new windows, doors, or skylights or if you just want more information, contact Absolute Home Solutions at 240-328-9872 for a free consultation. You can also connect with Absolute Home Solutions on FacebookGoogle+Pinterest and Twitter. We proudly serve Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Ellicott City, Howard County, Montgomery County, Northern Virginia Sterling, Ashburn, Herndon, Great Falls, Potomac Falls, McLean, Falls Church, Alexandria, and Washington D.C.


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Absolute Home Solutions is your premiere home improvement contractor in the Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia area. We employ qualified installers and use the finest materials in the industry. Some of our services include entry door installation, roofing, siding, window installation, gutters, skylights, and bathrooms, among others. At Absolute Home Solutions, we believe in getting the job done right at the right cost. We know that you have a budget for your home improvement needs and we help you to obtain a pre-qualification so you know exactly what you have to work with. Better yet, we offer a free quote for every project we undertake. What do you have to lose by scheduling a free assessment? Our main concerns with every project are attention to detail and customer satisfaction. We strive to make sure that our clients are getting exactly what they ask for every time. When you sign on with Absolute Home Solutions, you are guaranteed budgeting assistance, home improvement consultations, and a free quote before we even begin working. You'll have a say in the process from day one of the project until the last of the sawdust is swept up. To learn more or to schedule your free home improvement consultation, visit our website atwww.ahsiroofingandwindows.com or give us a call at 240-328-9872
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