The Benefits of Steep Slope Roofing

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The Benefits of Steep Slope Roofing

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The Benefits of Steep Slope Roofing

Collins Roofing is your first-stop roofing contractor in Utah, servicing both residential and commercial roofing needs. We stock and provide maintenance for a number of different products, and our technicians are the industry standard.

One popular roof design we specialize in is steep slope roofing. Steep slope designs hold several specific benefits over many other types of rooting – let’s look at a few.

Light Weight

Especially for older buildings, steep slope roofing can be perfect based on its light weight. It’s much lighter than many other roofing styles, and more importantly, the shape of the design provides far less pressure on the structures below. This is especially important for any areas with current or potential seismic activity. It can also have major cost benefits for the overall life of the home, as less weight is placed on the home’s foundation.

Extreme Temperatures

Despite their light weight, steep slope roofing systems are excellent against extreme temperatures and heavy winds. Composite roofs can protect a building from standing water, which can lead to degrading issues over time. The shape of many steep-slope roofs makes them more capable of deflecting and routing wind without placing heavy pressure on the structure itself, and installed membranes prevent ice damming in areas where this is common.

Sustainable

Many of the products we use for our steep slope roofs are made with many recyclable materials, including metal and wood shakes. In some cases, owners of buildings with these roofs can receive credit from LEED or other green building programs.

Energy Efficiency

Steep slope roofing can also be covered in reflective materials, which can be a major energy benefit for those so inclined. The right reflection can send heat back and lower temperatures inside, lowering cooling costs. Studies have shown that building owners can save up to 40 percent on their total energy costs over the life of a roof.

For all your roofing repair, installation and service needs, speak to the experts at Collins Roofing today.