This type of roofs is sloped to a degree of 10 or more from the horizontal level. However, pitched roofs are generally constructed in mountainous regions with heavy snowfall or rainfall in order to reduce the load of snow. The slopes in pitched roofs is usually steeper from 1:1 to 1:1.5 while it also relies on the climatic conditions, weather etc. The material used in pitched roofing is constructed of steel or wood as these materials are harder and possess much strength.
- Pitched roofs have an advantage to be constructed in a small time span and can also be incorporated as industrial sheds without columns unlike in flat roofs.
- It is well conversant with water, snow and doesn’t require extra weather shield or water proofing because the way it is constructed, makes it ideal for every type of season.
- Pitched roofs have more disadvantages then flat roof has, as this type of roofing is not considered durable in various sense.
- It doesn’t provide any terracing to be used as further construction.
- This kind of roof is also prone to leakage.
- Metal used onto the pitched is prone to rust while wood develops problem of wear and tear.