One of the features that defines roofs is their sloping angle. Most residential roofs are sloping or high-pitched roofs, but today, more and more modern residential buildings feature designs that look better with low-sloping roofs. Residential low-slope roofing is defined as roofing that slopes 2″ in 12″ to 4″ in 12″ of run, an angle that has great advantages, but disadvantages as well – here are some of the most important features of these low-sloping structures:
- Materials – low-slope roofs drain water more slowly than steeper roofs, therefore the most common materials used on residential roofs, such as asphalt shingles or slate are not suitable because these materials rely on mechanical drainage. The materials used on low-slope roofs instead are modified bitumen systems and built-up roofing, both of them great, durable and affordable. Due to the special angle of the roofing surface, low-slope roofs require less material than steeper roofs, therefore installing a low-slope roof is cheaper than having a new sloping roof;
- Extra space – low-slope roofs are suitable for storing objects that are resistant to being kept outdoors, offering you lots of extra space;
- Great for accommodating new technology – low-slope roofs are also great for installing solar panels or a rooftop garden.
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