The roof pitch is defined as the angle of the roof, and it’s calculated by the number of inches it rises vertically for every 12” it extends horizontally. This angle is measured by placing a pitch-gauge directly on the roof and taking an accurate reading.
The calculation is important because each of VELUX’s skylights and flashing kits are engineered with specific pitch requirements that match a range of roof slopes in order to effectively drain water off of the skylight.
Roof pitch and material not only affect what VELUX product you should install, but it also affects how it can be installed. Roofs that are very steep, slippery or delicate (such as slate or metal) mean that your installer has to take extra care when moving your skylights off and on the roof, needs to set up additional safety equipment, needs to set up additional equipment to protect your roof, and may need extra people on the job site to help. Naturalight Solar Inc. is knowledgeable about most roofing materials for skylight projects, and will be able to determine the correct application for your project.
Call us at 707-527-5330 to talk about what VELUX product is best for your roof!
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