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How Does Roof Pitch Affect the Cost of Your Roof Replacement?

No two roof replacement projects are the same. According to roof repair specialists, there are so many factors that can affect the overall cost of your roof. One of the biggest factors when it comes to roof replacement costs is the roof pitch. Why is this the case even if two different roofs are the same in every other factor?


The first thing that is dictated by the roof’s slope is the shingles. Since steep-sloped roofs have more vertically oriented shingles, it takes more pieces to cover the same amount of area that a low-sloped one has. This translates to having to buy more new shingles, thus increasing the cost.

Working Area

Aside from the need for extra material, the roof slope can also affect the amount of space that roofers can work on when replacing your roof. Steep-slope roofs will have fewer areas that aren’t steep enough to walk on, making the risk of falling greater and the work more difficult in general.

Required Installation Technique

Aside from working on steep-sloped roofs being more difficult, the slope also affects the techniques involved in installing the shingles. For example, shingles installed on a steep-sloped roof will need more roof nails or cement to secure because they are more likely to fall off. This takes more time and effort, which translates to higher costs.

Always “Go Pro”

Regardless of whether you need to replace a steep-sloped roof or a low-slope one, roofers recommend hiring a professional over trying to “save” by taking the DIY approach. Remember, the risks involved in performing roof work without the right gear or experience are much greater than the cost of hiring a certified expert.

Have your roof fixed by our team of certified specialists. DryTech Roofing is the most trusted roofing contractor in Maryland. Call us at 240-491-5600 or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.