First of all, please excuse my ignorance on this topic!!
We placed an offer on a ranch-style home with a 3/12 pitch roof. The home inspector revealed some sagging over the garage as well as shingles that are beyond their useful lives. He recommended a total roof replacement. After doing a bit on online research, I’m now concerned about having such a low-pitched roof in an area of the country that receives a good amount of snow (Chicago).
My questions are this:
- Even if we replace the roof, are we setting ourselves up for potential problems down the road with such a low pitch?
- If we go ahead and buy the home, is there anything that can be done to prevent the problems that usually occuur on a 3/12 pitch roof?
- Is changing the picth of the roof a ridiculous idea…is it way too costly?
We’re going to have a roofer come out and look at it next week, but in the meantime, any thoughts would be helpful!