Another way you might be able to save money on your addition or remodel is in the design and pitch of the roof. The pitch of the roof is the slope of the roof. The steeper the pitch of your roof, the higher the cost of construction will be. The pitch is calculated by how much it rises for every foot it runs from the outside edge of a perimeter stud wall to the center of the house. The steeper the pitch of the roof, the greater the area of the roof will be. Cost factors include framing, sheathing, roofing materials, and gutters. Something to consider in designing the pitch of the roof is that it needs to be consistent with the design and style of your home. Another consideration in planning the roof is the location of the house and the need for a steep pitch to remove rain and snow. The pitch of the roof can reflect local trends or architectural style in a very dramatic way. A roofing contractor can help you understand both the appropriate roof pitch for the design style of your home and how a lower-pitch roof can save money and meet your needs.

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