10 Different Types of Roofs to Consider for Your Home
|Example of a Gambrel Roof|
1. Mansard Roof - This is a French style roof made up of four slopes, two on each side of the home. The lower slope is steeper than the upper and the upper may or may not be seen from the ground.
2. Gambrel - This Dutch-inspired roof is very similar to the Mansard Roof, but the differences are that the gambrel has vertical gable ends and the roof hangs over the facade of the home.
3. Saltbox - This interesting roof has an asymmetrical long pitched roof with one short side and one very long side. Often times these roofs result in a home that is one story high on one side and two stories on the other side.
|Example of a Hip Roof|
5. Hip Roof - This roof is similar to the pyramid roof except that the four sides meet at a ridge or a flat spot rather than coming to a point. Architecturally, this is more practical than a pyramid roof.
6. Bonnet Roof - Similar to the pyramid or hip roofs, this type has two of the slides that slope out at an angle. It is most commonly used to cover a veranda or outdoor porch area.
7. Flat Roof - This roof is simply flat, just like the name states. The benefits of this type of roof include that it's easier to construct, safer if your going to stand on top of it and generally more accessible. The main drawback is that it requires more maintenance due to debris collecting on the roof with nowhere to go.
8. Cross Gabled Roof - This type of roof looks like triangles from the front of the home. Homes with extra wings often use this style roof so that each section has its one triangular gabled roof.
|Example of an Arched Roof|
10. Skillion Roof - This type of roof is half of a triangular roof or a flat roof that has been inclined slightly. Typically it is just used on a portion of the home, but can also be used on multi-level homes to create unique shapes and patterns for the exterior of the home.
Many people just think of flat roofs or pitched roofs, but as you can see there are plenty of gradations and styles of each. These styles don't even take into consideration the many different materials you can use for roofing. Add those into the mix and your roofing possibilities are endless. So if you are in the market for a new roof, be sure to call the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks!
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