8 Different Types Of Roofs For Your Home

By August 29, 2016Little Rock Roofing

When designing or building a home there are thousands of different details and nuances to consider when it comes to the overall look of the home, but one of the most important details is the type of roof. There is a handful of different roofing types that work well on homes and some business buildings, the following are the top eight roofing types that you can choose for your home.

Flat Roof

A flat roof is exactly what it sounds like, and while it may not be instantly eye-catching there are many benefits to the simple flat roof. Some of these benefits include that it is safer to work on, very accessible, and easy to build. Drawbacks include the fact that the roof will need more maintenance since debris does not roll off but instead builds up and collects.

Gambrel Roof

The roof is made up of four slopes that meet at the top but the gambrel takes it a step further by adding vertical gable ends into the design so that the roof extends past the home façade. This roof is obviously inspired by the Dutch.

Pyramid Roof

Typically used in luxury homes and high-end mansion architectural designs, the pyramid roof features four slopes that met at a point in the middle so that from the air the design appears to be a pyramid. It is generally not used on all of the roof, but instead on small structures or portions of the home.

Cross Gabled Roof

Gabled roofs incorporate handfuls of triangles to create homes that have extra wings and look stunning from the front. They are great for a home with extra storage space or window seats built in since each wing creates free room.

Skillion Roof

The skillion roof features a single slope that runs from the top of the house down. It often is perceived as a flat roof that has been sloped gently and tends to only be placed on one area of the home.

Saltbox Roof

The saltbox roof is an asymmetrical roof that is stunning to look at since it features a long one side that is long and gently sloped and one side that is short and steep.

Arched Roof

An arched roof is usually only used on a small portion of a home such as porch area or an indoor conservatory but adds some detailing to the home.

Hip Roof

The hip roof is a close match the pyramid but instead of the roof coming to a point it has a plateau at the top as the four sides meet a top flat ridge. This is a lot easier to build and overall is much more practical.

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