Do you hate how your roof line looks and have though about changing your roof’s pitch? For those who haven’t or don’t know what a roof pitch is, it is the slant of a roof, or how steep a roof’s slope is. Your roof pitch is determined by ridges, walls and rafters inside the roof. Now it might seem like replacing a roof pitch would be a pretty simple task, it’s far from a casual project. Replacing the roof pitch requires professional plans and big structural changes to a house. So will a new roof project accomplish this goal- maybe!
Choosing a New Roof and Materials
There are a couple different types of “new roof” projects. When most people talk about a roof replacement, they mean replacing a roof’s surface materials. This is typically the shingles, underlayment, materials, flashing and more. Sometimes other objects like vents and gutters might also need replacing or restructuring. This sort of surface overhaul is common for older rooftops or for roofs that have been damaged.
However, a more drastic roof replacement doesn’t stop at surface materials. It goes deeper, and involves replacing the roof’s structure itself. This could include switching out the roof’s ridges, eaves, props, rafters and internal walls. Drastic roof replacements are more common when something is wrong with the structure of the roof, such as a serious rot problem, a sagging roof, etc.
Changing the Pitch of a Roof
Changing the pitch of a roof is only possible when a roof’s internal and structural materials are also replaced. When a roof’s ridges, walls and rafters are switched out, there is a chance to create a new architectural design that can change the pitch of the roof. A dramatic change your roofs pitch will have an affect in the way the roof looks, the way water runs off of it, and much more. Even a slight change in pitch can have a variety of consequences, depending on the roof. Small change or large, this is not a low-cost project. It is much more expensive to take a roof off to make structural changes than it is to simply replace the rooftop materials. Curious about the cost of various roof projects (such as roof pitch projects)?
Is a New Roof Pitch Necessary?
When deciding on the scope of a roofing project, consider whether or not changing the pitch of the roof is necessary. Changing the pitch can help solve a variety of problems, including water pooling, debris traps and more. Sometimes changing the pitch of a roof can even create extra room for an attic. If none of this matters, then changing the slope of a roof is probably not necessary.