When it comes to pricing, there’s a marked difference between steep-sloped roofs and low-sloped roofs. Professional roofing contractors will often refer to the steepness of the roofing assembly as its pitch. The typical residential roofing pitch is a range between 3/12 to 20/12. The pitch could be steeper than this maximum limit, although this is very rare.
To understand this fractional pitch measurement, you can think of it in terms of a roof’s “rise” over its “run” in inches. This means a roof with a pitch of 10/12 will rise vertically by 10 inches for every 12 inches it extends horizontally.
Let our roofing experts at Feller Roofing of New Braunfels explain how the pitch of your roofing system affects installation and repair prices, durability as well as many other factors pertaining to its overall performance.
Pitch and Prices
Covering steep roofs typically requires more shingles than roofs with a similar area but with a much lower pitch angle. The costs remain proportional, however, as a roofing assembly with a 12/12 pitch costs about double the price of a similar roof at a 4/12 angle.
Contractors often call low-sloped roofs “walkable” as the angle is often low enough for a person to safely walk across them without too much trouble. This is an important consideration, as steeper roofs often come with their own set of risks.
The techniques in the application of individual shingles vary wildly for roofing assemblies with different slopes. For this reason, you can expect roof repair and installation labor fees to increase in proportion to a roof’s pitch.
At Feller Roofing of New Braunfels, we are your leading provider of roof repairs, maintenance and installation. Give us a call at (830) 214-2400 or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve clients in New Braunfels, TX, and all nearby areas.