Find Top 5 Roof Types for Your Home

by Southway Building And Roofing Building And Construction

A design is what really gives your roof a personality other than the materials.  The construction and how the peaks and valleys come together determine the good construction of the house. Some people might be unaware but there are plenty of roof designs from which they can select the best one for their home. You can also find services of home additions & remodeling in Alachua for a better perspective.

1- FLAT- Most of the flat roofs appears 100% flat, but they are low-sloped roofs that only appear flat. The little slop allow for the run-off water which does not let the accumulation of the water. They are mostly found in modern architectural homes, commercial buildings, or home addition such as sunroom.

A fully flat room would have no pitch that could lead to the problem of rainwater accumulating that can create a stagnant spa for mosquitoes and bacteria. Therefore drains, gutters and scuppers are used to evacuate the problem. Shingles and other traditional roofing material are not apt for flat slope roofs. PVC and TPO are viable option as they offer better longevity and durability compared to other materials.

2- GABLE- When the two pitched areas come together and join at a single spot that triangle spot is called gable. Roofing contractors love gable roofs because they involve covering only two flat surfaces and almost every roofing material can be used. The only major problem with them is that they hang over creating eaves which are ripe for peeling off under strong winds.

3- GABLET- Gablet is a casserole of roofs that solves the problem associated with individual gable and hipped design. It basically puts a gabled roof on top of a hipped roof. The outcome is an easier access to the lower portion of the room with the benefits of sunlight or bedroom space.

4- JERKINHEAD- This design typically features mostly gable with a little bit of hipped influx in it. These roofs are clipped into a short hipped design on the ends are structurally superior to wind uplift.

5- SKILLION- Most of the roofing styles are defined on how their various slopes tie-in to each other. The skillion design however is pitched in only one direction and shows no adjoining slopes. This design has become popular for modern homes and continues to remain a faithful option for sheds. This design makes way ample amount of sunlight all the while creating a unique profiling in the neighborhood. It allows water to run off easily skillion roofs have pitch on one side.

What roof style do you find most appealing? You can always find addition & remodeling contractor in Orlando for professional services.

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