Steep Slope


When people think of commercial roofing the think of low slope roofs, but in fact many commercial buildings have steep-sloped roofs. Steep slope roofing refers to materials used for roofs that have slopes of 3:12 or more. Materials to consider in this category are asphalt, shake, concrete and clay tile, slate and standing seam. The team members at Independent Roofing Company are highly experienced in all types of steep-slope products.  It is important to understand the criteria for choosing a steep-slope product. The conditions to take into account are the slope of the roof, the weather in the area, the weight the structure can support, and the desired look of the completed project. It is a priority of ours to create a customized plan that is the best fit for each commercial steep-sloped building.

The types of products we use include but are not limited to the following:

Asphalt Shingles are the most common roofing materials used on steep-sloped roofs in Nebraska. Asphalt Shingles are normally made with a fiberglass mat and most are laminated. There are a variety of colors, grades and styles to choose from.

Shake Shingles can be made from a variety of different woods including cedar, redwood and pine. Shake Shingles are popular because of their desired natural look.

Concrete and Clay Tile come in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Tiles are a very attractive choice to add to the cosmetic appeal to your commercial property. Special steps need to take place to ensure the structure can support the weight of a tile roof.

Slate is a dense, durable, naturally occurring material that is in effect impenetrable. Slate comes in a wide variety of colors. The color of the slate depends on the chemical and mineral composition, and may change with exposure to weather.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing is considered to be one of the most durable and maintenance free types of roofing. Standing Seam comes in a wide range of colors and styles. It also may offer some energy reductions benefits.