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Why Do Most Homes Use Sloped Roofing?
May 12, 2017

Sloped roofing for residential homes is very popular in nearly every region of the country. Historically as well, dating back to the ancient civilizations home exteriors have had some level of slope to them. This proves that it was discovered very early that sloped exteriors have a distinct advantage when compared to the alternatives. Also, sloped roofing is generally better suited for weather cycles, has practical benefits, and is visually appealing.


Building a home that can withstand the local weather is very important, for the cost and for safety. Sloped exteriors help to negate the effects of harsh weather in multiple ways. One of the most significant ways is against rainfall. A sloped roof provides direction for the rainwater off the roof. If water sits on a surface for an extended time it will cause mold, leaks, and water damage.

The same holds true for snow, it is important to allow an outlet for snow buildup so it does not damage the roof from moisture. Additionally, snow and water both can weight a lot and apply too much pressure to the rooftop.

In cases of heat or cold, a sloped roof can provide additional insulation. This happened because the air that is between the roof and the actual ceiling of the home acts as an insulator, helping to keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Practical Benefits:

A sloped roof has many real-world benefits that people can take advantage of. One of the most well-known is the creation of an attic. The additional storage space of an attic is useful, and inexpensive. Roofing with more steep slopes can even be use for a loft, or additional rooms in the house.

The lifespan of a sloped roof is also quite long. This means that roof maintenance costs are low and replacement occurs less frequently as well, and some companies even provide an additional warranty on supplies and labor.

When compared to other roof types, the ongoing cost and time to maintain a sloped roof is less that it would be for a flat roof. The frame for the roof, the shingles you choose and the lining have a longer lifespans than other roof types and can easily be replaced if needed.

Visually Appealing:

The roof of a home can transform the curb appeal of a home almost instantly. New shingles, the angles, and shapes of the roof can increase how large the home looks and its elegance. These factors contribute to the resell value of the house, sometimes significantly.

There are many options when choosing and installing a sloped roof, to be the perfect match with color, shingle design and height making it a perfect fit for any homeowner.

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