I just bought a house with a roof section that has a 1 to 2 inch pitch, should I use rubber roofing or are shingles acceptable? -Mike


The usual slope for asphalt shingles is a 4” or greater rise for every horizontal foot of run. A 3” per foot slope is considered low, but may be acceptable if a double layer of felt is used. Some building codes allow as low as a 2” slope with asphalt shingles if additional steps are taken. For anything less than that, you should use a roofing material specifically made for low slope roofs.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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