How much would you say that you know about roof pitch, shape, design, or even geometry? Probably not much, unless you’re a professional and have training and experience with these things. You may be thinking: “why would I need to know any of this?” It actually may be more important than you think!
The more you know about your roofing system, the better equipped you are to deal with anything that happens, or the more informed your purchasing decisions will be. For example, knowing that your roof is too steep to have a “walkable pitch” will make you aware of an increase in price, should you need someone to perform work on it. Or, if you’re looking for a house, then you may want to know that an A-frame roof is typically subject to more damage than other varieties.
Roof pitch, then, is fairly synonymous with its steepness. Both are how much the roof rises (vertically) “over a 12″ horizontal run. For example, a 5:12 pitch roof will rise vertically 5″ for every 12″ it goes back horizontally.” Luckily, you don’t have to remember everything about a roof and can often get electronic help in order to keep it in mind, since there are countless, informative websites and apps that you can use as resources.
So, what might you want to learn more about beyond just the steepness? The design of the roof, for one thing, and how its shape might impact how repairs or replacements can be, and are, done. There’s even more to consider when you think about features such as valleys and gables, both of which can add some visual interest but which may not be right for every household.
In short, each decision that you may about the shape and style of your roof will impact how it functions and stands against the test of time. Whether you’re learning more about roof pitch, design, or anything else, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a Baltimore County roofing business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.