Roof Replacement and
Roof Repair Specialist(703) 475-2446
October 14, 2011 by - 0 Comments
Did you like this?
Talk about being haunted by the shades of high school geometry past but when it comes to figuring out roof pitch, you do actually owe a debt of gratitude to your math teacher. Yes, that’s right; the teacher you threw spitballs at when his or her back was turned is the same one who equipped you as an adult to figure out your roof’s slope. And you thought that you’d never have to worry about rational fractions again!
However, if you have a math phobia or can’t remember how to divide a measured vertical rise by a measured horizontal span, then a call you your friendly local roofing contractor is in order when a roof repair or roof replacement is in order. Don’t panic if he asks how steep your roof is if he hasn’t been there before. You don’t have to go out and measure the pitch to give him an exact answer. Just eyeball it and try to give as accurate a description of your roof as possible. Telling him that you have an asphalt and gravel roof or a turreted Queen Anne will tell him what he is up against before he comes out to check the site over before giving you an estimate on repairs or replacement.
Bear in mind that the steeper the pitch, the more dangerous the job. Running around on a flat roof is infinitely safer than clambering around a house that Norman Bates’ Psycho “mother” would love. Keeping your roof slippery-when-wet moss and lichen free is also a safety measure for your roofer when dealing with any type of roof pitch.
Browse other blogs by keywords:
0 Responses to "Roof Pitch Puts the Ball in Your Court"
Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!