Besides performing the essential function of protecting human beings from sun, rain, hail, and snow, roofs come in
various shapes that add architectural interest to the buildings they cover. Factors to consider when choosing a roof are
local climate, cost to build and maintain, and the style of your home as a whole. If you are actively planning to build a
house -- or just daydreaming about your future residence -- it's fascinating to learn about different roofing styles and
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A flat roof is the simplest kind to build. It takes the least amount of roofing material but needs to be carefully
waterproofed, because it doesn't drain well. If you'd like to relax on a glamorous terrace or plant an eco-friendly urban
garden atop your roof, a flat design could be for you.
2. Shed (skillion)
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A shed roof consists of a single plane, which is slanted, high on one side, low on the other. This is an improvement on
the flat roof due to better drainage. Although it will leave you with odd-shaped rooms underneath, adventurous souls
may plan this deliberately as a unique architectural feature.
3. Gable (pitched)
A gable roof has two sides that slope down from a central ridge. Easy to build and suitable for whatever climate you may
live in, it can be vented and doesn't collect precipitation or debris like fallen leaves. The gable roof allows space for an
attic, great for insulation purposes; you'll find it less complicated to insulate the floor of an unheated attic space (which
can be used for storage of non-cold sensitive items) than the roof itself.
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A hipped roof has two long sides and two shorter ones slanting down from a ridge in the middle. The eaves can
overhang your property, shading overly sunny windows and shielding the entrance, as well as protecting siding from
rain. With its high-quality wind resistance, the hipped roof is ideal for warm climates where there a frequent rainstorms.
It's an excellent Miami roofing choice, for example.
A pyramid roof is similar to the hipped variety, with the difference that the former is topped by a sharp peak instead of a
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A mansard is also a variation on the hipped roof theme, with four sides. There are two slopes to this elegant roofing
type, with a lower slope that is much steeper than the upper and contains dormer windows. If you'd like to maximize your
usable living space, this design will allow for an additional story under the roof.
7. Gambrel (Gambrill)
A gambrel roof resembles the mansard, except its short ends are vertical gables and it juts out over the façade of the
A bonnet is a pyramid roof modified to offer more shade to your home's outdoor area. Two of its sides change pitch
partway down, from a steep slope to a gentler one, and stretch out to form large eaves.
9. Curved or Arched
A curved or, even more dramatically, an arched roof is a striking architectural feature, which may be used to cover your
whole house or just a very visible portion. It provides good drainage and is usually manufactured from steel for maximum
Most outstanding of all, a domed roof will add an exciting finishing touch if you are planning an over-the-top luxurious
property. Construction is costly, though, compared to other roofing types.
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