This article has been update August 2020.
Asking the difference between a pitched and gently sloped roof is a bit like asking about the difference between modern and traditional architectural design. As a rule, traditional architectural design features reflect influences from Neoclassical, Colonial, Victorian, and Craftsman architecture. Common traits include big porches and pitched roofs. Modern architectural design includes features like large, expansive windows and flat (low-sloped) roofs. Both styles can be found in the hills and lowlands of the Bay Area.
In terms of how roofing materials differ and which type of roof is easier to repair, there are a number of things to consider. Roof pitch can determine whether one type of roof covering, say composite shingles, will work. If the pitch or angle of the roof is below a certain amount, you might have to use a single ply membrane system, like Duro-Last.
Updated June 2020
You may get a different response to this question, depending on who you ask or the study you reference. Other considerations may also be on your mind. Spring is usually the time of year you might plan to tackle those home remodeling projects the winter rains kept at bay.
Or, you may be looking at an even bigger change, selling your current home and moving to a new one. With the economy in flux and businesses just starting to open up, you may be looking for your strongest options to improve your home’s resale value. One question may come to mind. Will a new roof increase my home’s appraisal value?
Protecting You, Our Team and the Community
Spring is a busy time in the construction industry and that includes roofing. The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most activity with the shelter-in-place announcement. In California, that order came on March 19, 2020. Only essential businesses could keep working.