If your home has a low pitch roof (a roof that is not very steep or almost flat) you may be wondering if there are any complications that may occur when it comes time for your home to be re-roofed. Most commonly, we find low pitch roofs on condominiums, apartment complexes, and the porches and garages of residential homes. Certainly, there are residential homes with low pitch roofs. If you’re not sure which type of roof your home has, be sure to ask a licensed roofing specialist.
Of course, there are different measures that need to be taken when handling different types of residential roofs. For example, low pitch roofs may drain water more slowly than high pitch roofs. This should determine the type of membrane, your roofing contractor chooses.
Here are some of the most common low pitch roofing complications to be aware of.
Keep this list handy when it comes time to get a new roof, you’ll want to work with a contractor that is aware of the following:
Your low pitch roof is at a higher risk of damage from high winds than a high pitch roof. It is essential that your metal roof edge be properly adhered. Otherwise, your flat roof and metal roof edge can be blown right off of your roof
Punctures can often occur in high traffic areas of the roof, or from weather damage, so proper and thoughtful membrane installation is essential. Talk with your roofing contractor about the possibility of punctures and create a plan of action for strategic membrane installation.
Roof maintenance is the single-most important thing you can do to protect your roof and your home. Talk with your roofing contractor about their recommended roof
Low pitch roofs have the tendency to expand and contract with the seasonal cycles. This constant expansion and contraction can cause issues with the flashing and membrane on your roof. Be mindful of this during the installation, and be sure to check in on it during your regular maintenance.
Remember, it’s always important to work with a residential roofer that you trust. At Try-Lock Roofing Inc., we’re proud to offer residential roofing services that will give you confidence in your home. Our licensed roofing professionals have been serving the Buffalo area for over 85 years. Contact us today with any questions you may have.