Standard roofing designs

When it comes to roofing, a number of different styles our clients can pick is tremendous. We have everything from simple to overly complicated designs and it’s up to the customer to choose which one they want.

Each and every style of the roof has its advantages and disadvantages over other styles, and it would be unfair from us not to tell our clients about that. We won’t mention all roof styles in this article, so contact us if you want more info about a particular design we didn’t mention.

Roofing designs – Gable

With a rather distinct triangular shape, Gable is most widely used roofing design in the USA. Roofs with Gable design can shed the snow quickly, and they provide a lot of space for the room in the attic. Gable is straightforward and easy to build which also means that its way cheaper than other intricate designs.

The angle of the Gable makes it not a smart choice for people who live in hurricane and high wind prone areas. Even the slightest mistake in the construction of the Gable design will fall before a strong wind, and it will cause the collapse of the whole roof.

This style comes in several different types including crossed, side and front Gable. The front Gable is most often seen in colonial style homes, and it’s found on the entrance of the building. The side design represents the basic layout, and it can come with an open triangle portion to create the open Gable roof. The crossed Gable describes the two models placed at the right angle, where one side can be longer than the other.

Stable roofs – Hip design

A hip roof has four sides, and they are the same length. Those sides meet at the top to create a firm ridge. The main feature of this roof is the stability it has due to the inward slope of its sides. People who live in snowy and windy areas should choose this design over other weaker ones. The only downside of this design is its cost, as this roof is more expensive to build than some simple designs, and you have to invest in seam protection to prevent water leakage.