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Flat Roof Enclosure

The flat roof pizza oven enclosure is another traditional oven design shape. The enclosure features four vertical walls, topped with a sloped shed roof to sheet water. The angle of a flat shed roof that allows water to sheet off efficiently is typically referred to as the roof pitch. While it’s called a flat roof, it should have a slight slope for proper drainage. The recommended minimum slope for a flat roof is usually around 1/4 inch per foot (or 2% slope). This slope helps water flow towards the gutters or drainage system, preventing water pooling and potential leaks.

Just as is the case with the hipped and gabled pizza oven enclosures, the flat, or pitch roof enclosure must be built with non-combustible materials, typically metal studs and Hardiebacker.