Question by  rajanonline (30)

What is the best roofing material for a low slope porch roof?


Answer by  ssagould (35)

You can purchase shingles exclusively for low sloping roofs. I would also use ice shield, and not just on the edges of the roof. This will also help with snow build up and melting. Flashing should be used along the connection to the main structure, over top of the ice shield, and under the siding.


Answer by  bsatterfield (131)

The common material for a low slope roof is shingles. But today there are many options. Slate is the longest lasting of the options. Followed by a copper roof, then fake slate, and then shingles.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

The best roofing materials resist precipitation, sunlight/UV, and wind. Your options are: rot-resistant woods (cedar shakes), rust-resistant metals, spanish-tiles, sunlight-resistant plastics. Depending on your rain/snow/wind loading, I'd pick corrogated metal/plastic/tile.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

I believe the best material is to buy shingles that are made exclusively for this purpose. You can also use other materials such as ice shields which also protect the low slope roof.


Answer by  thelostone (1457)

If the slope is below a 4/12 you will probably wnat rolled roofing. Anything 4/12 or above you can use shingles jsut as effectively.

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