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Modern roofs have a more complex mission than just protecting the interior of a building from the elements. Roofs provide protection but also support the building structures and contribute to the insulation of a home. They have different designs and are equipped with a variety of slopes to adjust to the demands of homeowners and owners of commercial buildings. Furthermore, modern roofs are constructed using a wide range of materials that serve specific purposes and add various functional features.

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What are steep slope roofs?

Steep slope roofs are usually used for residential roofing. For a roof to be considered a steep-slope roof system, it has to have a slope of 3:12 or greater. In other words, for every 12 horizontal inches, the roof’s rise should be three vertical inches or greater. Steep slope roofing systems must have a pitch of 18 degrees or more.

Residential construction tends to favor steep-sloped roofs due to their numerous benefits and the aesthetic value they can add to the structure, especially when built with high-quality roofing materials suitable for this type of roof slope and installed by experienced roofing contractors.

Steep slope materials vary from asphalt shingles, concrete and clay tiles, and wood shakes, to metal and bitumen sheets. Nevertheless, the most common roofing material for steep roofing is usually asphalt shingles due to their versatility, durability, and affordability.

Pitched roofs are a match made in roofing heaven with A-frame designs and provide a boost of storage space. The slope allows for more attic space which, with great insulation, can easily turn into an additional living space for the family.

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Is steep-sloped roofing a good idea for your home?

All in 1 Roofs has been providing roofing solutions for more than 20 years and knows all there is about steep-sloped roofing. Steep roofs, or roofs with a pitch of 18 degrees or more, provide a significant amount of slope which allows for rain, snow, and debris to flow off the roof.

Steep-slope roof assemblies prevent water from pooling on the roof keeping the roof drier and lengthening the roof life expectancy. Furthermore, if the roof stays dry, homeowners tend to have fewer problems with mold and mildew development.

Steep slope roofs are lightweight, a key feature to keep in mind if you want a new roof for an older structure, but can successfully withstand extreme temperatures and heavy winds. If you live in an area with cold weather that gets lots of snow, a steep roof can prevent frozen water accumulation and ice buildup on the house.

Steep-slope roofing systems are also a great way to keep debris off your roof and promote a better flow of both water and debris into the gutters. Yes, roof maintenance just got easier!

A roof assembly with a steep slope is an aesthetically pleasing choice for homeowners who want to imbue their home with a familiar and classic ambiance. Steep-sloped roofs compliment a variety of house designs and can even be used for commercial roofing if business owners are looking for that intimate, family-run business look.

Let the experts handle your steep-slope roof

What some people are calling disadvantages of steep-slope roofs, we call just another workday. Due to their angled slope, steep-sloped roofs are harder to install and navigate. However, this is only for the inexperienced!

Our team of experts is ready to provide comprehensive roofing services, including steep-slope roof installation, maintenance, and repair. We have the tools, knowledge, and expertise to ensure our crew’s safety and productivity even on the steepest slopes of all.

All in 1 Roofs ensures dedicated roof service and professionals ready to follow all mandatory safety rules while providing flawless installation and maintenance. We can also recommend suitable underlayment for the roof, as well as the best steep slope materials according to your needs and preferences.

Despite their so-called cons that can be easily overcome if you hire our expert roofers, steep slope roofs can become a cost-effective solution even for commercial construction. Since they can also be made from recyclable materials, such as metal and wood shakes, steep-slope roofing systems can help business owners receive credit from LEED or other green building programs.


Call All in 1 Roofs for all your steep-slope roof needs!

So call us to talk more about your steep-slope roof system! Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, we are here for you, ready to deliver roofs that pass the test of time while looking pretty!

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