Why It Costs More to Shingle a Steep-Pitched Roof

One thing that many homeowners are surprised to learn is that when it comes to roof replacement, the steeper the pitch of the roof, the higher the cost to shingle it. The reasons for this are covered in Roofing Tutor’s article, Replacing Shingles on Low Sloped Roofs vs. Steep Sloped Roofs, Which Costs More?

According to this article, there are a few reasons why pitch affects price, including:

  • The steeper the slope of the roof, the more shingles it will take to cover it.
  • Roofing is dangerous work. The lower the pitch on a roof, the more “walkable” it is. When a roof is very steep, workers must take extra safety precautions.
  • Increased safety needs make the job take longer, so it will cost more in terms of time worked by the professionals.
  • When special safety equipment, such as scaffolding and rigging is needed to handle a steep pitch roofing job, this adds to the total cost of the replacement.
  • Installing shingles on a roof with a steep pitch requires contractors to use different techniques. This sometimes means using more nails per shingle in order to keep the shingle warranty intact.

You can learn more by reading the full article here.

Call the roofing experts at Baltic Home Improvements for an estimate on a roof replacement for your Chicagoland home. Our company has been delivering quality workmanship at a competitive rate for more than a decade, and we stand behind every job we do. Regardless of how steep your roof, our roofers will handle the job safely and competently. Contact us today to learn more.

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