Not all roofing materials are perfect for every kind of roof. One of the main factors that you have to consider when choosing a roofing material is the pitch, or the angle of the roof. Houses with shallower roof pitch have flatter roofs, which also means it takes more time for the water to drain off the roof completely.
For a low-pitched roof, it is best to use roofing materials that would most effectively seal it from any moisture to allow for the slower drainage of water. Because water takes more time to drain from roofs with shallower pitch, using shingles might not be a good idea, as it may allow water to permeate the material and cause leaks. Instead, you may try using built-up-roofing (BUR), which is composed of plies of asphalt sheets covered with reflective roof coating. With BUR’s watertight characteristics, you can be sure that your low-pitched roof will allow the slow drainage of water without fear of any water leak.
If you are planning to switch to a built-up-roof, or wish to discuss other roofing options in Austin, our team of roof experts at Black Slate Roofing, LLC, would be happy to help. Get a free quote by calling us at (512) 969-6790 today.