Roof pitch question

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  1. Kevin_W

    Kevin_W Second Unit

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    I have a 2 story colonial with a 7:12 pitch roof which I plan to have reshingled next year hopefully (complete tearoff). I know that since its second story roof that commands a higher labor cost for replacement, but is 7:12 considered a steep roof which will also increase the quote?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. Eric Kahn

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    Yes it will, that is steeper than 45 degrees
     
  3. Tim Hoover

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    Actually, a 12:12 pitch will cause a roof angle of 45 degrees. Your 7:12 pitch is around 25 degrees or so.

    To answer the question, yes that pitch is kinda steep...but not really. Anywhere from 4:12 to 8:12 is relatively common depending on climate. I certainly wouldn't expect the pitch of your roof to add much to the cost.
     
  4. Greg_L_C

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    8:12 pitch is very common on new construction. Should make no factor in cost.

    Greg
     
  5. Eric Kahn

    Eric Kahn Guest

    Sorry, I screwed up on the pitch, not a carpenter
    my house has 12/12 pitch by those terms, I just all it 45 degrees
     

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