Steep Slope Roofs: Built to Last

Steep slope roofs are roofs with a slope of 3:12 or greater. This means that for every 12 horizontal inches, the roof rises vertically by three inches or more. Steep slope roofs are typically made of materials that can withstand the elements, such as shingles, tiles, or metal.

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What materials are used in steep slope roofing?

When it comes to choosing materials for a steep slope roof, there are a variety of options available. Asphalt roll roofing and asphalt shingles are two popular choices, as concrete and clay tiles, wood shakes, slate, and metal roofs can also be used. In some cases, modified bituminous roofs and certain adhered single-ply membranes or SPF can be used as well. Ultimately, the best material for a steep slope roof will depend on the specific application and the specific needs of the project.

Why choose us when for steep slope roofing repair?

When it comes to steep roofing needs, you won’t have to worry when you choose Ruca Consulting & Construction. All hail and weather damages are treated with the utmost skill and only the best quality replacements are ever used in their projects.

We stand out from other contractors due to our meticulous attention to detail and commitment to adhering strictly to building codes. We know that building codes aren’t something to take lightly; every project is done up to precise specifications without cutting corners.

And with a better knowledge of proper job estimation, surprise costs can be avoided for added peace of mind. Choose Ruca Consulting & Construction for top-notch work and customer satisfaction for every roofing project.

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What sets Ruca Consulting and Construction Apart?

At Ruca Consulting and Construction, we pride ourselves on offering a product that's superior to the competition. Our roofs last an incredible 20-30 years and often increase the resale value of a home. What sets us apart from other roofers is our commitment to upgrading your roofing system by at least three or four tiers, ensuring that you won't be dealing with inferior work down the line. We not only restore your home's roof but improve it significantly, so you don't have to worry about any future leaks coming from the shoddy work of “recommended” vendors. By choosing us, you can rest assured you’re getting the best quality of service possible.

What are the Pros and Cons of steep slope roofing?

Though most people are familiar with traditional steep-slope roofs, not everyone is aware of the advantages and disadvantages that come with this type of roof.

  • One of the main advantages of a steep-slope roof is that it does not require a lot of maintenance; debris simply rolls or slides off into the gutters. 
  • In addition, steep-slope roofs have a classic and aesthetically pleasing look that goes well with a variety of structures. 
  • On the other hand, one important disadvantage of a steep-slope roof is that it decreases utility space on the roof. For example, large commercial buildings often have low slopes to allow large systems and equipment to be placed on top of the roof out of view from people on the ground.
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About roof slope types

There are two types of roofs - low-slope and steep-slope.

  • A low-slope roof has a pitch of 3/12 or less and is commonly referred to as a flat roof. 
  • A steep-slope roof has a pitch of 4/12 or more and is commonly referred to as a pitched roof.
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What factors determine the cost of repair for steep roofing?

When looking at replacing or repairing a sloped roof, there are a few factors to consider.

  • The condition of the roof and any existing damage plays an obvious role in the determination of cost, but other critical elements include:
    • Walkability (how easy it will be for roofers to traverse from one part of the roof to another)
    • Safety equipment required
    • Experience level needed to complete the repair.
  • As roofs become steeper, they are oftentimes better suited to areas with harsher climates, however, the added difficulty of working on the steeper grade can cause prices to rise as well. 
  • Taking all these factors into consideration before committing to your project will ensure you’re getting not only great craftsmanship but also a fair price that fits within your budget.

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