Low-Slope Roof Systems

Low-slope roofs are not actually flat roofs, as they provide more of a slope that allows for drainage — albeit slow-to-moderate drainage. If you’re unsure if your roof is low-sloped or not, a general rule-of-thumb for flat roofing is a slight pitch of ¼ inch of slope in every one foot. Simply put, in the measurable space of one foot, the roof will rise ¼ of an inch. Because low-slope roofs drain water more slowly than other forms of roofing systems, slate, asphalt, or other roofing systems that rely on mechanical drainage are not commonly used. Instead, sealed or membrane-type roofing systems are used for low-slope roofs. 

When considering the replacement or repair of your low-slope roof, consider the initial design of such roof. Because it doesn’t encourage drainage as much as a steep roof does, there is likely going to be leaks and drainage defects that can cause severe long-term roof problems. When paired with other factors such as age, UV exposure, improper installation or maintenance, and the gradual sagging of wood structures, your low-slope roof is highly susceptible to failure. 

Low-slope roofs need to be built to last, which is why you should rely on S&S Roofing to install your roofing system. Our expert knowledge and skills will ensure that your low-slope roof is high-quality, cost-effective, and exactly what your commercial establishment needs.

As roofing experts, we will work with you to determine the best solution depending on what you and your roof needs. We were awarded Firestone Master Contractor for 16 consecutive years, so you can trust that your roof is in the right hands. Our team provides unparalleled customer service with the highest quality of products to ensure your investment of a roof is built to last. Contact us today for more information or to get a free quote.

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