Do you want to give your home a modern look? Choose Century Roofing Limited for beautifully designed and expertly installed sloped roofing in Calgary, which will help you add a modern edge to your home.
A standard triangle-shaped roof is a common form of sloped roofing style. You get two options under sloped roof – one with very steep roof and the other with very shallow roof. You can choose the sloped roofing style as per your requirements and our team of skilled workers will install it for you.
The slope of your roof adds more than appearance. It affects the drainage, maintenance requirements, and materials used to build your roof. The slope or pitch of your roof is expressed as the amount of vertical rise (in inches) for every foot of horizontal length. This means a roof with a rise of 4 inches per foot is indicated as 4/12. If the roof pitch is higher than 1/12 it is considered as a sloped roof. Based on this measurement, there are three categories of sloped roofs:.
Low-sloped roofs – with a pitch between 2/12 and 4/12; low-sloped roofs are easy to walk on and perform installation; these are most common on commercial properties.
Medium-sloped roofs – with a pitch between 4/12 and 8/12; in most cases, additional equipment has to be used to work on these roofs due to the steepness; these are the most common for homes.
High-sloped roofs – with pitch is over 8/12; extra precautions must be taken during construction due to the dangerous slope; they are more visibly pleasing and tend to last longer because water runs off immediately and ice damming is avoided.
Why Choose Sloped Roofing?
Sloped roofs are very common in residential construction because water cannot easily accumulate on a sloped roof, especially one with a higher pitch. This significantly lowers the possibility of leaking in comparison with a flat roof. However, sloped roofs can be damaged by strong winds, which is not an issue for flat roofs. Whereas flat roofs are not really visible from a distance and do not add much in the way of design, sloped roofing allows for different types of roofing materials that provide many customizable options. These materials include:
This multitude of options will allow you to add specific design elements to your home, making sloped roofing a more customizable option than flat roofing.
Call Your Calgary Roofer
While flat roofing is a great way to make your home unique, so are high- and low-sloped roofs. Calling expert sloped roofers, like the team at Century Roofing Limited, will allow you to get advice on the right type of roof for your home and your design goals. We offer free estimates, so please contact us with all of your sloped roofing questions.