Steep Pitch

Definition

Pitch of a roof having a vertical rise of 3 inches or more for every 12 inches of horizontal run.

Things you need to know

Steep pitch roofs are generally more durable than flat or low pitch roofs because they shed water more efficiently and receive less UV light.

Also known as

Steep Slope

Cost Considerations

The labor cost for roofing material installation is generally higher for steep pitch roofs than for flat or low pitch roofs. This is because steep slopes are more difficult to walk on and work on, and thus often require contractors to use scaffolding or roof jacks. Expect to pay an additional $25.50 per roofing square if you have a steep pitched roof.

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