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4 Common Types Of Roofs

4 Common Types Of Roofs

4 Common Types Of Roofs

One of the first things you typically notice about a house is the roof. The roof plays a major role in deciding the aesthetics of the house. It is the perfect finishing for most buildings. In this article, we will be exploring the types of roofs available for homes, offices, sheds and more.

1. Gable Roof

It is sometimes referred to as a pitched roof. It is one of the most common roof types in the United States, and used by roofers in Longwood. They can easily be recognizable by the triangle shape. In areas where rain and snowfall frequently, it is the most efficient roof option as it allows more ventilation by providing space for attics or vaulted ceilings. Since they have easy designs, they can easily be built making them cheaper than other complex roofs. It is worth noting that this roof can easily collapse if its frames are poorly installed. With high winds, the roof can get detached from the building.

2. Hip Roof

This type of roof has a slope on all its edges, the sides all have equal lengths, and create a ridge form. An advantage of the hip roof is that it’s very stable compared to a gable roof. The presence of its inward slope makes it more durable and sturdier. They are also perfect for windy and snowy areas since water or snow can slide off the roof quickly.

3. Flat Roof

This type of roof is completely flat and it has no pitch. A slight pitch exists at some parts to allow drainage of water used mostly in industries and commercial buildings. It provides extra living space on the roof for the garden or for the penthouse. A flat roof can house both heating and cooling units of the home keeping them out of sight. Solar panels can also be easily installed on this type of roof and they are very easy to construct. A flat roof is quite susceptible to leakage; hence it is a poor option for high rainfall and snowy areas. Although cheaper to construct, it can be costly to maintain.

4. Pyramid Roof

Pyramid roof is another special type of hip roof that has all its four sides meeting at the top of the roof which has no vertical sides or gable. It also has extra space for ventilation and high ceilings. Roofing contractors in Longwood prefer working on pyramid roofs. They are often used for a smaller building like a bungalow, cabin, etc. It is extremely resistant to strong wind, and areas with where hurricanes frequently occur. It has extra space for ventilation and high ceilings.

No matter what your roof preferences are, we can help you make the right choice because of our experience as roofing contractors in Longwood. Call us today or send an email for a free estimate.