- Steep Slope roofing typically refers to roofing materials suitable for roofs that have slopes of 3:12 or greater.
- The slope of your roof will affect the materials used for covering the roof and the effort involved.
- Steeper roof pitches will likely require staging to ensure the crew’s safety, and that materials don’t slide during construction.
- Steep Slope roofs are available in a variety of coverings including:
- Asphalt Composition Roll
- Fiberglass 3-Tab Shingle
- Fiberglass Laminate (Architectural) Shingle
- Specialty Asphalt Shingles
- Wood Shakes and Shingles
- Clay and Concrete Tile
- Steep slope roofing is lightweight which can be beneficial when the building structures are older.
- Despite their lightweight nature, Steep Slope roofing systems can withstand extreme temperatures and heavy winds.
- Many of the products used for a steep slope roof are made with recyclable materials, including metal and wood shakes.
- In some cases, owners of buildings with these steep slope roofs can receive credit from LEED or other green building programs.
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