Sloped Roofs

Sloped roofs are by far the most common residential roof type.  A roof is considered sloped if the pitch is greater than 3 inches of rise over 12 inches of run.  The most common roofiing material for sloped roofs is asphalt shingles, however there are many options.

Sloped roofs may have many different types of natural or composite roofing materials.  They vary greatly in weight, cost, installation time, construction requirements, fire rating, wind rating and expected life.  For example, one line of asphalt shingles might have a 20 year warranty while another may have a 40 year warranty. Because the cost of materials is included in most bids, it's important to know the specifics of the shingle being specified and whether it meets your needs.  Building codes and climate also play a major role in determining which roofing material should be used.

Although most people stick with the same basic material when re-roofing, it's important to know that other options may be available.  Also remember that when having a property re-roofed the old shingles need to be removed or "tore off."  Often times there might be small amounts of water damage to the plywood under the roof that needs to be addressed.  Without tearing off the roofing material there is no way to inspect the plywood decking.

For more information about the various roofing materials for sloped roofs, click on the links below.  If you have any questions, please Contact Us and we would be more than happy to set up a Free Inspection!

 

Asphalt Shingles

 Asphalt Shingles

Wood Shingles

 Wood Shingles

Metal Roofs

 Metal Roofs

Slate Tiles

 Slate Tiles