When you are looking at your home and wondering what type of roof you have, you may want some characteristics to look for. You might also want to know what style roof you have and why it is conducive to your home and way of living. The style of the roof that you have can have something to do with the aesthetics but also with the functionality as well. There are several types of roofs that you can have and if you are one of the lucky ones that get to design and build your own home you may want to know what is best for you.
Nickerson Roofing Looks at Several Styles & Designs Of Roofs
Flat Roof: One of the types of roofs that is used in many warmer climate areas is a flat roof. They are a great economical option as well as a simple one too! One of the reasons that this type of roof design is used is due to the look. If you are going for a particular culture or style, a flat roof may give you just what you need. Another great reason to go flat is that you will be using less materials to build the home since there is no slope. You also will be able to save on some materials that are used to cover the roof such as shingles, tiles or slate. One if the downfalls of this type of roof is that it has to be re-covered due to weather. The rain will start to puddle and can cause wear and tear faster than a sloped roof.
Gable Roof: One of the roofing options that you might see is a gable roof. This is a type of roof that is a great option that is very sturdy and a simple and traditional option. The roof is usually made with two sides of the slope and will have gables on the two main ends. The roof will leave some of the sides open since the gable does not extend over all sides of the home. That can lead to more exposure from the elements. They are a beautiful look for a home in many kinds and styles.
Hip Roof: A hip roof is a little more of a specific look and you need to have a specific style house. The house usually needs to be a square shape with little or no jut outs. The reason is that the roof mimics the look of a pyramid. That means that there are no vertical walls because the walls all slope out toward each of the four walls. The style of this roof is a great roof for a snowy, rainy or windy area like in The North Lake Tahoe Basin.
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It is a great idea to know what type of roof that you have. This will help you understand what you need to know about repairs and possible damage. Nickerson Roofing offers professional roofing services. Contact us for a consultation or other service today!