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Styles of Roofs

There are many different styles to roofs nowadays, some of these styles are more common than others depending upon where you live. Different styles of roofs perform well depending on the geography. We have provided our users with a list of the most popular roofing styles today and some details about each of them.

  • Hipped: Four uniformly pitched (sloping) sides, resembling a pyramid.
  • Simple: All four sloping sides meet at a ridge across the top. Front slope is usually broader than the side sections.
  • Pyramidal: All four sloping sides come to a point at the top of the roof.
  • Cross-Hipped: Perpendicular wings are added to the main section forming two individual sections with their own hipped fa├žade.
  • Gambrel: Each side has two slopes; a steeper lower slope and a flatter upper one; associated with barns.
  • Saltbox: A gabled roof with asymmetrical sides. It is said to resemble an eighteenth century salt box.
  • Mansard: A roof forming a double slope, two slopes on each of the four sides. The lower slope being steeper than the other.
  • Shed: One high pitched plane covering the entire structure. Often used for additions and porches.
  • Flat: Contains no slope. May or may not have eaves.