Steep Slope Overview

A steep slope roof refers to any roof system with a 3:12 pitch or greater, meaning the roof height increases by 3 inches for every 12 horizontal inches. Typically made from asphalt (or composite) shingles, steep slope roofs are the most common roof seen on homes, multifamily properties, and small businesses.

When you think of the traditional “home” look for a roof, chances are you are thinking of a steep slope roof. Harkening back to a more traditional style of architecture, these run the gamut from the relatively walkable peaks of Craftsman or Rambler to the incredibly steep inclines of a Victorian or church steeple.

Aside from their striking appearance, there are several reasons why this style of roof is so common:

  • Enhanced defense against standing water, snow, and debris
  • Exceptional defense makes for lower maintenance and increased durability
  • Improved ventilation increases energy efficiency
  • Design allows for attics and additional storage capabilities

Time for a new roof? Call us today to schedule an estimate! Our certified roofing contractors have the experience, tools, and expertise to ensure your roof will not only look great but also last for decades to come!

We install architectural and designer shingles for all our steep slope roofs. As GAF and Malarkey Emerald Pro certified contractors, we can provide enhanced product warranties for any GAF or Malarkey shingles we install. If you have another manufacturer and style you would like installed, we would be more than happy to give you a preliminary quote!


Is your home or business in need of a new roof? We specialize in installing Malarkey and GAF lifetime warranty roofs, Duro Last PVC, and standing seam metal roofs. Contact us today to schedule a free roof inspection and get a quote!

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