The design of your roof has a big effect on its appearance, durability and weather performance. A low-slope roof and steep-slope roof look and function differently. Creative Construction Group, one of the top residential roofing contractors in our area, explains what roof pitch is and why it is important:
What Is Roof Pitch?
Roof pitch refers to the slope of the roof. Different roof designs have different roof pitches. For example, a pyramid roof has a steep roof pitch, while a commercial roof has a very low-slope roof pitch. This is because residential and commercial buildings have different priorities. Low-pitched roofs can protect much larger buildings, but they may run into problems with water ponding. High-pitched roofs generally have little to no problem with water or snow management.
Steep slope roofs are designed to guide rain or snow away from the roof as quickly as possible. The roof pitch prevents water from pooling on the surface of the roof, greatly reducing the risk of roof leaks. In addition, your home will get additional usable space depending on the roof pitch. A high-pitched roof creates plenty of space for the attic. As the top residential roofing company in our area, Creative Construction Group understands how to repair, maintain and install roofs of all shapes and sizes. We know how to work on both low-pitch and high-pitch roofs.
How We Can Help You
We also offer a wide range of other home improvement services. We can give your home a facelift by installing new siding. We carry a wide range of siding materials from various manufacturers including LP® and Mastic. We can also replace your windows and boost your home’s energy efficiency. We clean gutters or upgrade sectional gutters to our seamless gutters. Finally, we can assist with insurance claims.
Understanding roof pitch and why it’s important to get it right can help you with your roofing installation project. Creative Construction Group can discuss this and answer all of your roofing questions during our initial meetings. As a full-service roofing company, we will assist you through every step of your roof replacement or repair. Call us at (815) 339-0550 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. We serve Crystal Lake, IL, and nearby areas in Illinois.