If you’re looking to get a new roof, you’ve probably heard some buzzwords floating around that might mean nothing to you. Roofing styles have changed a lot over the years, and they’re not always easy to understand. Here’s Deandre Roofing will throw light on the most popular styles of roofs:
The Dutch Gambrel is a variation of the gable and gambrel roof. It has two slopes, one on each side of the ridge. This style is common in the Netherlands, where it’s known as a front-gabled house or ‘stulp’.
Flat roofs are the most common type of roof because they’re easy to install, relatively inexpensive and weather well. A flat roof is one that has a low slope at the perimeter, usually 10% or less.
A hipped roof, like a gable roof, is composed of two sloping planes that meet at the top. Instead of having triangular ends (like a gable), however, the sides of a hipped roof extend outwards to form a rectangle. Because of this shape, hipped roofs are usually lower than other types of roofs and offer more living space below them.
A mansard roof is a type of steep and low pitched roof with two slopes. The upper slope is steeper than the lower one. This style can be used for a wide variety of architectural styles and types, and it often has dormer windows or other forms of attic ventilation to add light to an attic space.
Shed/Ski Slope Roof
This shed-style roof has a low pitch and slopes upward to the rear of the house. It is used on buildings such as sheds, cabins and cottages. The shed roof style is often used as a secondary roof on a house.
The saltbox roof is a classic style that features a steep gable at the front of the home and a more shallow gable at the back. The shape of this roof varies depending on how wide it is, but in general it’s lower on the front than on the back.
If you’re designing a new house or remodeling an existing one with few windows (for whatever reason), consider adding some to make up for lost space if possible.
The butterfly roof is most common in the Midwestern and Southern states, but it can be found on houses throughout the country. This type of roof is made up of two sloping sides that meet in the middle to form a peak. The roof may be made of wood, metal or slate depending on what your house needs.
A gambrel roof is a two-sided roof that has two slopes on each side: one with a steeper pitch than the other. Both sides of the roof have the same pitch, but they are different in length. The first slope is on the lower side of the roof and has a longer span than its counterpart, which is on top and shorter in length.
So there you have it, eight of the most popular types of roofs. When it comes to finding out which one best suits your home, a good place to start is the internet. There are plenty of websites that will offer advice on which style is right for your property and help with choosing materials too.