What Is The Pitch of My Roof and Why Do I Care?

What is the pitch of my roof and why do I care?

The pitch of your roof can be determined by taking a 1 foot level setting one end on your roof and keeping it level measure how far the other end is from the roof. 

The average roof pitch varies dramatically by home style, region, local building regulations and other factors. The things to consider in roof pitch are snow loads, if you have a low slope roof snow is less likely to slide off and in some areas that can add a lot of weight during the winter months. If you have a pitch that is very steep snow can avalanche off and take gutters or deck railings with it and in some cases cause injury. There are several ways to alleviate these concerns. Your area will also determine your level of concern. Phoenix residents aren’t going to worry about snow load but they have other considerations such as heavy rains. Extremely steep roofs will cost more to replace, because it is more difficult and dangerous for the roofer to work. The main reasons for a pitched roof are aesthetic value (it looks good for the style of home), water shedding capability and structural design.

 In future writings we will discuss flat roof designs and how pitch affects the choices of roofing material used.

Contact Pam Simmons roofing expert at RCI Pueblo Colorado 719 250 1961

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