Steep Slope roofing typically refers to roofing materials suitable for roofs that have slopes of 3:12 or greater.
The slope of your roof will affect the materials used for covering the roof and the effort involved.
Steeper roof pitches will likely require staging to ensure the crew’s safety, and that materials don’t slide during construction.
Steep Slope roofs are available in a variety of coverings including:
Asphalt Composition Roll
Fiberglass 3-Tab Shingle
Fiberglass Laminate (Architectural) Shingle
Specialty Asphalt Shingles
Wood Shakes and Shingles
Clay and Concrete Tile



Steep slope roofing is lightweight which can be beneficial when the building structures are older.
Despite their lightweight nature, Steep Slope roofing systems can withstand extreme temperatures and heavy winds.
Many of the products used for a steep slope roof are made with recyclable materials, including metal and wood shakes.
In some cases, owners of buildings with these steep slope roofs can receive credit from LEED or other green building programs.