The Importance of Knowing Your Roof Pitch and More

Roof pitch is an important factor in determining the proper roofing system to install in your home or business. It’s so important that some manufacturers are even willing to void warranties if certain protocols are not met during roof installations.

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What exactly is roof pitch and how do you determine it? Your Moorhead roofers calculate the angle or pitch of roofing by the number of inches it rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends horizontally, according to This Old House online.

Why Your Roof Pitch Is Important

More than aesthetics, your roof pitch matters in determining the best type of roof system and materials to use on your property. The steeper the pitch of your roofing, the greater area it covers, and the more material is needed.

The angle or pitch is likewise valuable in determining the roof’s performance – how fast water and debris are shed and how long the roof will last. Knowing the pitch of your roofing is also useful in design. It can be helpful if you are considering installing skylights or cutting new rake boards.

Why You Should Trust A&B Improvements Ltd.

Low-slope or flat roofs are normally used for commercial applications but some modern homes of today also have them. According to Angie’s List, “a low-slope roof is determined as anything that rises three inches or less per horizontal foot.” A steep-slope roof on the other hand, is often used for residential properties. It has a pitch exceeding 9/12 (37 degrees).

At A&B Improvements Ltd., we offer cost-effective and beautiful roof solutions. We have built-up roofing, modified, bitumen, single-ply EPDM, and thermoplastics PVC/TPO single-ply for commercial roofs. For residential roofing, we install the popular asphalt shingles. These roof systems have unique benefits that can do wonders for your home or business.

Among all the roofing companies in Moorhead, MN, we are known as the go-to contractor because of our quality services. The products and materials we install are from GAF, the country’s leading manufacturer. We also have factory-trained and certified teams that do the installations. You can feel more confident, knowing that your roof replacement is in safe hands.

If you need help in your roofing, whether it is repair or replacement, we’re here. A&B Improvements Ltd. also offers maintenance programs that can significantly extend the life of your roofing. Just call us at (701) 235-6367 today to get started. You can also send us a message for a FREE no-obligation quote.

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