Shed roofs slopes down in one direction at about two inches per foot. A shed roof only slopes down in one direction. It is typically used in applications where it ties into a wall or much steeper upper roof. It can also be used on smaller structures where one wall is built taller than the other to create a pitch.
Low-sloped shed roofs wear out quickly, while shed roofs with a slope of greater than 5 inches per foot can last as long as a gable roof. Because most shed roofs have relatively low slopes, they are prone to leaks and wear more quickly.
Several different types of materials can be used to cover a shed roof:
- Three-tab shingles: A simple, inexpensive option
- Architectural shingles: Heavier than three-tab shingles, add depth and curb appeal
- Cedar shakes: naturally resistant to insects and UV damage. Traditional, upscale appearance.
- Metal: Won’t rust and are extremely resistant to the elements. Watertight even during 100mph winds and rain.
If you’re adding a shed to your home or property, be sure to start by making a list of all the things you plan to store in your shed. This will help determine not only the size of the shed, but the size of the door/opening. Other things to consider:
- City requirements/restrictions
- Foundation type
- Siding type
We are also experts in metal roofing, architectural shingles, asphalt shingles, slate, Tile, Flat, and Gable roofs.
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