Why The Pitch Of Your Roof Will Have A Direct Impact On Your Choice Roofing Materials


Not many homeowners will consider the pitch of their roof when making a selection of their preferred roofing supplies. In fact, it is unsurprising that you probably only thought of the pitch of the roof when you were discussing the design of the structure with your roofing contractors. It is critical to bear in mind, though, that the pitch, whether high or low, will limit the range of roofing materials that you can utilise for your home for several reasons. Knowing how the pitch comes into play not only gives you clarity on what materials you should be considering, but it also gives you an idea on the number of materials you will need. This piece illustrates why the pitch of your roof will have a direct impact on your choice of roofing materials.

The pitch will dictate the volume of water collected

As a rule of thumb, the lower the profile of your roof, the more water it is likely to collect, more so during the rainy season. Therefore, if you live in a location that is prone to rain on an occasional basis, you should choose a steep pitch for your roof. The best roofing material to facilitate easy flow of water away from your roof is metallic supplies. A material such as aluminium is a great option since it will not succumb to corrosion prematurely. Alternatively, if your location primarily experiences warm to hot weather conditions, then a low profile will be an ideal choice for your roof.

The pitch will dictate the weight of the materials

Heavy roofing supplies are sought after by some homeowners, as they will provide their structure with prolonged protection due to their inherent durability. Nonetheless, low and high profile pitches do not accommodate heavy roofing supplies the same. A high-pitched roof will not be capable of supporting materials such as concrete, copper or even slate. If you are keen on employing these supplies for your residence, you would have to pay extra money for the roofing structure to be strengthened beforehand. A low profile will be best suited to these supplies.

The pitch will dictate the frequency of repairs

Roofing systems are continually exposed to organic debris in the form of leaves, twigs and more. If you do not engage in regular roof cleaning, this organic debris will progressively damage the roofing system, which translates into incessant repairs. Similarly to how the flow of water is redirected more efficiently by a high-pitched roof the same goes for twigs and leaves on the structure. A lower-pitched roof will be more vulnerable to damages since it will collect the organic matter rather than divert it.


28 January 2020

Ryan's New Roofing Blog

Hello, my name is Ryan and this is my blog. I don't work in the roofing industry but I recently had to spend a week on the roof of my home trying to fix it up. I am pretty good at DIY, but in the end, I had to call in a roofing contractor to help me out. I decided to replace the entire roof and that wasn't a job I was going to take on my own. I have learnt a lot during the past few weeks and I hope to use this blog to pass on some of my knowledge.