Most homes feature steep-sloped roofs, but have you ever wondered why this is so, despite the availability of low-slope and flat roofs? Roofing company Spicer Bros Construction, Inc. lists the advantages of steep-slope roofing.
Curb Appeal — Steep-slope roofs are more visible from the curb, making them a major contributor to curb appeal, as well as the value of the home. This is why roofing manufacturers like CertainTeed offer asphalt shingle products in just about any configuration imaginable. The right combination of style, color and texture, paired with the right siding and trim, can turn even the simplest architectural home style into a visually complex one.
Efficient Shedding — The steeper the roof is, the more efficient it is at shedding rainwater and snow. This is especially important for homes located in areas that are subject to heavy rainfall. It should be noted that steep roofs should have gutter sizes to match, an important consideration when having a new residential roofing system installed. Gutters that are too small might overflow, which can lead to serious water damage.
Less Debris — Another advantage of having a steep roof is that it doesn’t require as much cleaning as low-slope roofs do. Leaves and debris tend to tumble down the roof slope, which means you will only need to clean the roof edge clean every once in a while. If you have a steep-sloped roof, consider investing in a gutter protection system like Leaf Relief®. This will help keep leaves and debris out of the gutters, preventing clogging.
Efficient Attic Ventilation — Keeping warm, moist air out of the attic is important in preventing damage to the roofing structure and insulation. Since heat tends to rise, it collects in the attic, where it gets released through ridge vents. Steep roofs with properly-designed ventilation systems, complete with ridge and soffit vents, allow efficient ventilation in the attic.
Spicer Bros Construction, Inc. is your leading provider of residential roofing services. Give us a call at (410) 546-1190 (Salisbury), (410) 822-0952 (Easton) or (302) 703-6754 (Delaware). You can also fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Salisbury, MD.