Pitch is another term used to describe the slope of the roof. Roof systems have two categories: low slope and steep slope. Many homes in the U.S. have a steep slope, which is why there are times when a steep slope roof is synonymous to residential roofing. On the other hand, many commercial buildings have a flat roof, which associates low slope to commercial roofing.
Each roofing system has its unique traits. Let Tedrick’s Roofing educate you about the differences between these two Des Moines roofing systems:
There are six general classifications of steep slope roofs, which are:
- Asphalt Shingles
- Clay and Concrete Tile
- Wood shakes and wood shingles
- Metal Roof Systems for Steep-Slope Applications
Steep slope roof consists of components setup like shingles. These have three main parts: the roof deck, underlayment, and roof covering. The roof deck is usually a wood-based material that serves as the roofing system’s main platform. The underlayment serves as the roof’s secondary layer of protection. You can also refer to these parts as the “felt” or “paper”. Lastly, the roof covering is the primary layer that weatherproofs your roofing system.
As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we can provide you with asphalt shingles that are easy to install and repair. These can withstand strong winds and severe weather conditions, assuring you of lasting performance.
There are five general classifications of low slope roofs, which are:
- Built-up roof membranes or BUR
- Metal panel roof systems for low-slope applications
- Single-ply membranes
- Spray Polyurethane foam-based roof systems or SPF
- Polymer-modified bitumen
These roofs have three main components such as weatherproofing layers, reinforcement, and surfacing. Weatherproof prevents water entry while reinforcement provides strength, puncture-resistance, and stability. Surfacing, on the other hand, serves as the first layer of protection for the former components. We offer commercial roofing in Auburn that has moisture-resistance, which will prevent your roof from having leaks. These are well insulated which can help create a comfortable atmosphere for your staff, leading to more productivity.
We have years of experience working with the locals of the region. Our services include:
- Roof Repair
- Attic Insulation
Your roof is only one aspect of your home that contributes to its overall function and comfort. It is also important to take care of other structures in your home such as your gutters and attic.
Whether you are a homeowner or commercial owner, you can expect Tedrick’s Roofing to address your needs. For more information on our services, call us today at (877) 212-9355.