When it comes to the construction of a house, there are many roofing shapes and styles from which to choose  –  so many, in fact, that many people may not have the time to research all of them. Here is a quick list of 10 of the most popular and functional roof styles. We can install asphalt roof shingles on any of these styles of homes, except flat roofs, we use a different material called EPDM.

ROOF TYPES

1. ARCHED ROOF

This roofing type is most likely not going to be used for the whole building construction, as they can be costly to install, but can be used as an accent to add tremendous aesthetic value to the home.

2. BONNET ROOF

This type of roof is also not usually used on a whole house. It can mainly be found gracing the back porch or a decorative veranda. This roof type is similar to both the hip roof and the pyramid roof, which are mentioned below. The main difference is that two of the roof’s sides slope out at an angle.

3. CROSS-GABLED ROOF

This roofing type is most likely not going to be used for the whole building construction, as they can be costly to install, but can be used as an accent to add tremendous aesthetic value to the home.

 

4. FLAT ROOF

This is one of the easiest types of roof to identify because it is very common – and flat, as its name implies. Flat roofs are easier to construct than any other roof type. They are safer to stand on, and they are generally more accessible for maintenance and repairs. The main drawback to this type of roof is that it does require more maintenance than other types, largely because the lack of slope can tend to accumulate debris.

5. GAMBREL ROOF

This type of roof is very similar to the Mansard Roof. This Dutch-inspired type of roof is made up of four slopes, two on each side of the home. The lower slope is a much steeper vertical style than the upper slope, which might be visible from below, but it might not.

6. HIP ROOF

As mentioned before, this roof is very similar to the bonnet roof. The main difference is that the four sides of the roof meet at a ridge or a flat spot, instead of coming to a point at the top. This enhances the practicality of the roof type.

 

7. MANSARD ROOF

This type of roof is quite similar to the Gambrel Roof mentioned above, with a few minor differences. The main one is that the Mansard Roof does not have the vertical gable ends and the roof overhanging the facade of the home, as is the case in the Gambrel style. This French style of roof offers extra room for increased living or storage space on the top story of a house.

8. PYRAMID ROOF

True to its name, this roof type is shaped like a pyramid. This is another type of roof that is not practical to use on a whole house, but can add a beautiful decorative touch to small home sections or to corresponding outside structures like garages. angle.

9. SALTBOX ROOF

This is interesting type of roof is asymmetrical in form and features a long pitched roof with one very long side and one very short side. Oftentimes, this results in a house that is multi-storied in the sense that one side of the construction is only one story, while the other side of the building features two stories.

 

10. SKILLION ROOF

This roof type has one single sloping roof surface. It looks like one half of a triangular roof, and it can be compared to a flat roof whose roof sides have been inclined just slightly. It is not often used in full home construction but can often be seen as a special roofing option for multi-level homes

For project examples and more detailed information about different roofing shapes and styles when determining which ones might best suit their needs, homeowners should contact the professionals at United Home Experts.
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