At Davidoff Roofing, we have many years of experience replacing, installing, and repairing sloped roofs in London and surrounding areas. A sloped roof is also called a “water-shed” roof because it allows water to run down the roof slope. Sloped roofs come in various styles, colours, and materials. Choosing a roof is a big decision, and the right choice depends on your personal style preferences, budget, and type of roof pitch. Our professional team of roofers can help you decide which material is best for your sloped roof for your home.

Sloped roof of a home in London, Ontario

What is Roof Pitch?

Roof pitch refers to the angle or slant of your roof. When roofing contractors talk about pitch, they describe it as a ratio based on how many inches it rises vertically for every 12 inches it extends, or they mention its angle. Roof pitch affects the look of your home, but it also affects the roofing materials you can use and the cost of your roof repairs or replacements. Sloped roofs have a roof pitch that exceeds 2/12 or a rise of 2 inches for every 12 inches of run.

Types of Roof Pitch for Residential Homes

Pitched roofs fall into two main categories: low and steep sloped roofs. Within these categories, there are many different types of pitched roofs. They include gable roofs, hip roofs, gambrel roofs, dome roofs, and mansard roofs.

Low and Steep Sloped Roof

Most residential roofs have a steep slope. They tend to have a slope or angle that is greater than 25 degrees. However, in some cases, people consider any roof with over an 18-degree angle to be steep-sloped. In contrast, commercial buildings that appear to have flat roofs are also called low sloped roofs. Some homes also have a low slope roof. Homes with a variety of rooflines may have both.

Types of Materials Used for Sloped Roofs

Asphalt Shingles

This is the type of material that you see on most homes. It features overlapping asphalt shingles that come in a variety of colors, and it has a lifespan of about 20 to 30 years.

Composite Shingles

Composite or synthetic roof shingles look similar to asphalt, metal, clay, wood, and slate roofs but are manufactured from a variety of sources. These shingles usually contain recycled plastic and rubber and tend to be more sustainable and long-lasting on sloped roofs.

Cedar Shingles

These shingles are made of wood, and they are popular for historic homes. However, many people with more modern homes also like cedar shingles for their sloped roof because it come from renewable materials, and they look aesthetically pleasing.

Metal & Steel

Metal and steel roofing lasts 40 to 70 years on sloped roofs depending on the type of metal and conditions. These roofs can come in nearly any colour, and while many people opt for grooved sheets of metal, you can choose from a wide variety of shingle- or tile-like shapes and designs.


This premium roofing material is made from natural stale tiles. This expensive and attractive roofing material must be installed one tile at a time, and you need to ensure that the frame of your home can handle the weight.

Copper Metal

Generally, the most expensive type of roofing material, copper metal gives sloped roofs a warm metallic look and it can also come in many different designs like other metal roofs.

Professional Roofing Services for Sloped Roofs

At Davidoff Roofing, we provide our clients in London, Ontario and the surrounding area with high-quality roofing materials and services. We can help you choose the right materials for the slope of your roof. Contact us today to get a free estimate for your sloped roof project.