A steep-sloped roof comes with plenty of benefits. It’s great for water runoff, and it also prevents snow from piling up and weighing down the entire roofing structure. It’s also a roof style with great ventilation and can help in reducing moisture build-up in the roof. But, not just any type of material can be used on steep-sloped roofs. Treadlite Roofing offers a short list of the four best materials that can be used with this roof pitch:
Metal is a great material for any roof slope. The material is lightweight, lasts for a long time and can resist plenty of common roofing issues with the proper roof coating. The only consideration with this material is that proper care needs to be taken when applying roof coats due to the steepness of the roof.
Clay is not the lightest material for your roof. But if you want a dramatic effect similar to a church roof installation, which Treadlite Roofing also offers, clay is the perfect material for your steep roof. That’s because this material looks great no matter what the roof style, and the natural terracotta color of clay makes it a great insulating material for heat. And since clay is also one of the sturdiest roofing materials, you won’t need to conduct frequent roof maintenance.
Asphalt shingles are one of the most common shingle types installed throughout the U.S. These shingles work great with steep roofs because of their shape. Asphalt shingles are not the heaviest type on the market, which makes them easier to transport and install.
Slate shingles are some of the heaviest tiles available and are not the cheapest either. However, they are one of the toughest materials that can be used to top your home, and a roof replacement that uses slate is one that can withstand constant exposure to the harshest elements. In fact, a properly cared-for slate roof can last for up to 130 years.
Ask us at Treadlite Roofing about the other roofing materials for your steep-slope roof. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (910) 758-2044. You may also fill out our contact form. We serve residents of Raeford, NC.