Flat or Pitched Roof?

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The primary purpose of pitching a roof is to redirect water and snow. Thus, pitch/slope is typically greater in areas of high rain or snowfall. Recent trends in “green-living” and the development of more rooftop gardens and living spaces have increased the use of flat roofs, especially in metropolitan areas.

Low Slope or Flat Pitched Roofs

Some people think, “That looks pretty easy to walk around on – maybe I can repair the roof myself?”
Flat or low-sloped roofs carry their own unique set of problems in terms of installation or repairs. The main concern with these roofs is the ability hold snow and water buildup at bay. This is typically achieved by the use of specialty products or “systems” which require the installer have training in that product. Improper installation of a flat roof most likely will cause structural damage to the roof and possibly the home.

Normal to Steep Slope Roofs

There are dozens of great options available for a “normal” pitched roof – our experts can review your needs and offer options based on the look you desire and your budget.

Steep Slope/Steep Pitched Roofs have specialty installation procedures. Asphalt shingles and metal/steel roofs are the most common steep roof applications due to the harsh and snowy Central New York winters; however, there may be specialty products available to suit your needs. We’re happy to show you the best options based on the location and style of your home.