Can Asphalt Shingles be Installed on Low Pitched Roofs?
The benefits of asphalt roofs are no secret.
They are inexpensive, lightweight, easy to install, durable, and they look great. These are some of the reasons why they are the most common choice of roofing for residential buildings. Commercial real estate owners may be wondering if they can install asphalt shingles on their flat roofs. The same goes for homeowners with low pitched roofs. Is it possible to install asphalt shingles on these roofs?
It is recommended that asphalt shingles should, at the very least, be installed on a roof with a pitch of 2:12. This means a roof with a pitch of 2 inches of (vertical) rise over 12 inches of (horizontal) run. Asphalt shingles do a great job of protecting a roof and they do have a thickness and graininess to them. A roof with too shallow of a pitch will not be able to drain if it has asphalt shingles installed on it. Any water running down the roof with get caught on ridges and crevices made by the shingles.
Lower pitched roof and flat roofs can be fitted with many different roofing materials including EPDM roofing, tar and gravel roofing, and modified bitumen roofing.
If you have any further questions regarding roof coatings, you can contact us at 918-558-ROOF.
Outdoor Creations Roofing is located at 12816 S. Memorial Dr. in Tulsa, Oklahoma.