By Darvell Loiseau. Roof Pitch. Published at Saturday, December 15th, 2018 - 19:47:21 PM.
Asphalt Shingle – The three tab asphalt shingle is arguably the most popular roofing material because of its low cost and relative good looks for the cost. Asphalt shingles typically have a minimum slope rating of 4 in 12. This means that for every 12 inches of horizontal distance across the shed the roof will rise 4 inches.
Roof pitch is an important term in the roofing industry. It is a major factor in choosing which roofing material is right for your home. If you are in need of roof replacement, this term is something you want to be familiar with. Having a full understanding of your roofing system will help you make better buying decisions.
When talking about getting a ”new roof” it typically means ripping off and replacing any damaged roof materials such old shingles and tiles, as well as replacing flashing, and the gutter system. Changing the pitch of your roof would require massive structural changes like replacing the roof’s ridges, props, rafters, eaves and internal walls.
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