Roofing products and roof pitch

For the last 10-15 years roofs with a high pitch were very popular . But recently lower pitch roofs are becoming more popular. Usually different roof pitches require different roofing materials. Here you will find information about which roofing materials are the best for a particular roof pitch.

Roofing products and roof pitch 1
Roofing products and roof pitch 1

Dacora fiber cement slates are the best for roof pitches starting at 25 degrees. Slates are ideally suited for the higher pitch roof because they give it a very modern unique look. They are not suitable for lower pitch roofs because then they lose their environment resistance capabilities. Finally, using slates on a lower pitch roof means they do not have the same aesthetic appeal, as you cannot fully appreciate their uniqueness from the ground.

Roofing products and roof pitch 2
Roofing products and roof pitch 2

Corrugated sheets can be installed on roofs starting from a pitch of 7 degrees. You should bear in mind that the impact of the environment on low-pitched roofs is much greater, so in order that the features of the roofing materials are not lost, it is highly recommended to install a double roof hydro-isolation layer. One hydro-isolation layer for each 15 degrees is usually enough. More premium class roofing materials, such as Eternit Gotika, are recommended for higher-pitched roofs because on low-pitched roofs, the aesthetics which this roofing material provides are not seen from the ground.

Roofing products and roof pitch 3
Roofing products and roof pitch 3

Historically, tiles were installed only on high pitch roofs. But nowadays when isolation materials have improved a lot, some of the tiles can even be installed on a 7-degree roof. Of course, it should be remembered that such a roof pitch requires a double isolation layer. Most tiles can be installed from 10 degrees. But the ideal option would be 20 degrees because then you do not need to use double isolation and, of course, the aesthetics and luxury are not lost.

Roofing products and roof pitch 4
Roofing products and roof pitch 4

To sum up, the majority of roofing materials can be installed from pitches of 7 degrees. In this case a double layer of isolation must be used or extra quality membrane. When choosing between roofing materials and roof pitch, you should bear in mind that the lower the roof pitch, the more expensive will be the isolation, while roofing material price does not depend on pitch. Finally, roofing material is hardly visible from the ground on low-pitch roof.

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