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roof

TYPES OF ROOF
Gable

The gable roof style looks like


an inverted/upside down V.
Hip
A hip roof has slopes on
all four sides.The sides are
all equal length and come
together at the top to form
a fridge.
Hip roofs can be both
square and rectangular.
Mansard
Mansard roof is French design and is
more difficult to construct than the hip
or gable roof .
It has a four sided roof with a double
slope on each side that meet forming
a low-pitched roof.
Gambrel
Gambrel is also called a barn. It
provides additional headroom in the
attic.
Flat

Flat roofs are common especially with


commercial buildings.
Shed Roof
It is a single sloping roof,Usually
attached to a taller wall. It is frequently
used for additions on homes or other
roofs style.
Dutch Hip Roof
The Dutch hip roof is basically a hip roof
with a small gable at either end.
Butterfly Roof
A butterfly is a V-shaped roof constructed of
two tandem pieces which are angled up on
the outside. The midsection is angled
downward where the two pieces meet into a
valley.
Saltbox Roof
A salt box roof is asymmetrical in design,
with one side being more of slightly sloping
flat roof and the other more of a lean to,
with gables at each end.
Sawtooth Roof
A sawtooth roof is two or more parallel
pitched roofs in which the sloped and
vertical surfaces alternate. As the name
suggests, the roof resembles the side
view of a saw blade. Sawtooth roofs
were once only used in industrial
buildings.
Curved Roof
A curved roof is much like the Skillion, or
Shed roof, but the planes are curved. It
is very modern and provides a unique,
creative roof design.
Pyramid Roof
A pyramid roof is a type of hip roof. All
four sides come to a point at the top of
the roof. There are no vertical sides or
gables
Dome Roof
A dome roof is polygonal with an
inverted bowl shape. Dome roofs are
great for adding unique and
aesthetically pleasing features to any
home.
Combination Roof
A combination roof incorporates a
design using various roofs on the same
structure for aesthetic and practical
reasons.
When choosing a roof, first determine what
type will and wont work for your area. For
example, if you live in a snowy area, a higher
pitched roof that is designed to easily shed off
high accumulations of snow, can be one the
most practical options. Once youve narrowed
down your choices, then consider your needs.
Lastly, decide on the style