A roof’s shape not only affects the overall deign of a building, but can also be a key component in the cost of replacing a roof in Wayne County. A home with multiple slopes, valleys, dormers and peaks can produce striking curb appeal but often requires a skilled roofer and added man hours. An awareness of basic roof shapes can help you when evaluating the difficulty of a specific roof and the additional time and price involved. When it comes to roof shapes the following three categories include the most commonly used roof shapes found in structures both past and present.
This most popular roof shape can take several forms and has become the foundation for
many different home styles. A triangular shape that results from equal planes falling from a ridge line is what makes a gable roof. Gambling can be front, cross or side distinctions based on the placement of the front of the structure in relation to the roof peak and plane. Variations of the gable roof shape use elements of the triangular structure but don’t form a true triangle. Obvious elements of the gabled roof are present in the shed and barn roof, and this is why they are classified as gable roofs. A shed roof uses one side of the gable while a barn roof begins with a regular gable triangle and switches to a steeper pitch.
Four sloping sides equal in both length and height are what make up the hip roof shape. Hip roofs can generally be found in a pyramid shape or hipped with a flat ridge at the top instead of a point. A variation of the hipped roof can be used to add roofing dormers to a gable or hipped roof design.
Simplicity in design and construction are apparent in a flat roof. Shape simply does not exist, but many of the challenges that come with installing other forms of roofing don’t exist either. A roof must have no slope other than for proper water drainage to be considered a flat roof. The materials used to construct and waterproof a flat roof are very different and often times don’t last as long as asphalt roofing shingles.
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