Roof pitch is the measure of the roof’s steepness. Its primary purpose is to redirect water and snow. It affects the type of roofing materials and the complexity of the roof’s design. Furthermore, it also influences how expert roofers like DryTech Roofing LLC work on the roof.
Be on the Right Pitch
Roof pitches range from 2/12 pitch (low slope) to 12/12 pitch (high slope). A lower pitched roof (2/12-5/12) does not provide the same amount of runoff as a high-slope roof. Rainwater or snow can pool on your roof and lead to water damage. For areas that see little rain or snow, a flat or low pitch roof is most acceptable.
Higher-pitched roofing systems (6/12-12/12) are ideal for areas that get a lot of snow or rain each year. Water or snow will slide off with ease, keeping your home safe from water damage. This is why roofers like DryTech Roofing LLC recommend a high-pitched roof for Maryland homes.
The Steeper, the More Space
Steep slope roof designs allow more living space. A roof with a 12/12 roof pitch creates enough room for a bedroom and storage. The extra space also allows for more ventilation, preventing heat and moisture buildup. Good airflow beneath your roof will keep your insulation dry and effective.
Installation, Maintenance, and Repairs
Roof pitch influences the difficulty and cost of repairs, cleaning or replacement. The steeper a roof’s pitch, the more difficult it is to work on. It’s easier for roofers to access and work on a lower pitched roof. The pitch of your roof will affect the cost of a roofing project.
DryTech Roofing LLC’s roof repair experts will help you get what fits your needs. We have unequaled experience installing the right roof style and pitch as well as a thorough understanding of how to calculate the ideal pitch for specific homes. We serve communities in Maryland and nearby areas. Contact us today at (240) 491-5600 for a free estimate.