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You probably already know just how big of a deal roof replacement can be. To ensure your project goes on smoothly, you’ll want to make sure you have every essential covered. These should include the roof replacement cost, which can be influenced by a number of important factors. Take the roof pitch, for instance. CQ Roofing, the trusted roof repairs company in the area, shares how and why roof pitch affects the final price of your replacement project.

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Steep vs Low-Slope Roofing

The roof pitch (or slope) is not just a design choice, but an aspect that determines just how well your system can handle runoff. Some roofing systems are ‘walkable’, meaning they aren’t too steep to safely walk on. These are called flat, or low-slope roofing, and they typically have a pitch that’s around 8/12 or less. Anything higher than that may be considered steep-pitched, an aspect most homes with a traditional style has. 

Which Costs More?

If you’re having your roof replaced, you may find yourself spending more if it has a steep pitch. That’s because a steeper slope will require more shingles to cover it, driving up the price of the project. In fact, the costs of asphalt shingles might double in a 12/12 pitch compared to, say, a 4/12 one. If you’re installing a roof for your new home, this will not be as much of an issue. You can consult roofing contractors to see if it’s possible to lower the cost by choosing a lower-pitched roof design. Sadly, you won’t be able to do the same thing if you’re replacing an existing roof.

Another reason a steeply pitched roof can increase prices–your roofer will need to take extensive measures to install the replacement system safely and efficiently. This means using the necessary roof safety equipment, such as rigging or scaffolding. You’ll notice that these can slow down the work process, which means a higher final price for labor. Working with a skilled and experienced roofing contractor, however, can mitigate some of your roofing price blues. The crew from CQ Roofing has over 50 years of combined experience, ensuring the work will be done in a timely and efficient manner–steep roofing or not.

Aside from professional roof inspection, CQ Roofing can also work on your roof replacement needs. Expect a safe and worry-free experience when you turn to us for the job. We serve Crestview, FL and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (850) 683-4169 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.