A pitched roof is any roof that has a slope to it, as oppose a flat roof. The pitched roof construction must have an angle of greater than 15 degrees to be considered a true pitched roof, with two slopes that meet a central ridge. The angle of pitch will differ from building to building. Pitch tends to be greater where areas experience heavy rainfall.
If you are investigating putting a new roof on your home or on an outside building, look at all the available options available from your pitched roofing supplies company before making any decisions. Consider also the nature of the building and what will suit it best as well as being the most efficient use of materials.
Pitched roof construction can be completed in a manner of styles, such as cross gable or gable, available with different angles of slopes. If you are unsure which pitch angle and what style will be the best option for your building, look at what is already on the building and consult your pitched roofing supplies company, who will give you excellent advice based on your individual needs.
Pitched roofs tend to be more awkward to inspect and work on than a flat roof, but due to the natural drainage of the slope, they generally need less maintenance than a flat roof. However, in all roofs leaks will happen if not properly sealed and maintained so make sure you install your pitched roof to the best of your ability.