Sloped Roofing in Calgary for a Modern Look

Your roof is the most important part of the building envelope (what separates the indoors from the outdoors), but did you know it can also be an important design element to your home? If you want to turn your home into a modern paradise, you can do so with sloped roofing.

When most people think of sloped roofing, they think of the standard, triangle-shaped roof you see on most homes. While this is a typical form that sloped roofing takes, it’s not the only option. Roofs with very steep and very shallow angles are both options, and these angles add exciting elements of design. Century Roofing Limited offers beautifully designed and expertly installed sloped roofing in Calgary to help you add a modern edge to your home. 

Facts from Sloped Roofers

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 roof pitch is higher than 1/12 it is consider as a sloped roof. Based on this measurement, there are three categories of sloped roofs.

  • Low-sloped roofs – with 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 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 aren’t really visible from a distance and don’t 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.

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