The pitch and slope of your roofing is an important design choice that you need to take into account. While you may want to get in with the times and get flat roofing for your home, eliminating the slope can actually cause more problems in the long run. Let Elite Roofing Solutions discuss this further.
What Does the Pitch Do?
The slope of your roof actually prevents standing water from accumulating on its surface. Pools of water on the roof are a big risk since they can grow stagnant and eventually eat away at the roof’s protective layer. The downward pitch of the roof prevents water from accumulating and forces it to “naturally” flow off the surface and onto the ground.
The Pitch Determines the Roofing Material
There are some roofing systems that can only be installed if your roof has a pitch or downward slope, and the same applies vice-versa. Shingle roofing, for example, can’t be installed on flat roofs since their design takes the pitch into account when it’s still being manufactured.
Conversely, single-ply roofs can only be installed on flat roofs. Fortunately, our single-ply roofing is specially formulated to resist water intrusion and moisture damage. So if you are set on getting a flat roof for your home, we highly recommend this roofing system.
Pitch and Slopes are Decorative
Compared to flat roofs, low-sloped and pitched roofing is more decorative and fits traditionally designed homes better than contemporary ones. Remember that your roof contributes to around 30% of your home’s frontage and curb appeal so if you want a decorative roof, we recommend choosing one with a pitch.
Want to learn more about our asphalt and tile roofing and how they enhance the visual appeal of a pitched roof? Then give us a call at (855) 588-6610 for more information on our roofing systems. We install shingle roofing throughout The Woodlands, TX, and other parts of Texas.