WHAT IS ROOF PITCH?
Roof pitch is a numerical measure of the steepness of a roof. Roofs may be functionally flat or "pitched".
Below are examples of different roof pitches (slopes)
The first row are roofs that have a shallow pitch. These are easily walkable.
The middle row (5/12, 6/12, 7/12, 8/12) is still walkable, but can be dangerous if not careful.
The last row (9/12 and higher) These are not walkable.
Homes with a steep pitched roof must have their gutters cleaned from the ladder.
Please estimate the slope of your roof before requesting service.
This will help us give you a more accurate estimate.
HOW TO FIGURE OUT THE PITCH OF YOUR ROOF
If you would like to determine the exact pitch of your roof, instead of estimating with the examples above, please read the following instructions.
You can figure out your roof pitch from your roof or in your attic. Take a level and make a mark at 12” from the end. While at the top a ladder, you’ll hold the level straight and level (bubble centered) and then measure the vertical distance down from the bottom right end of your 12” mark on the level down to the roof. If in the attic, place the end of the level, against the bottom of a roof-supporting rafter. Make sure the level is horizontal, and measure up from the 12-inch mark to the underside of the rafter.