A roof is a roof, right? It keeps rain and weather out of the house and gives birds someplace to rest on long flights south. About the only time anyone things about the roof is if it’s leaking and needs repairs, or you are building a new house and the architect wants to know what kind of roof you want. Sometimes, the roofing contractor might ask what kind of a roof you have before coming out to give you a repair estimate.
Daniel Ribas, owner of Paso Robles Ribas Roofing, has put together descriptions of the most popular roof styles. The next time your roof needs repair you will have some answers for the roofing contractor.
Gable roofs are some of the most popular roofs in the United States. Because of the triangular shape, gabled roofs shed rain water and snow relatively easily. A gable roof is useful for space for an attic or vaulted ceilings.
- A hip roof has slopes on four sides and the sides come together to form a ridge at the top.
- Also known as a French roof, the mansard is a four-sided roof with a double slope on each side, forming a low-pitched roof.
- A Gambrel roof is often called a “barn roof.”
- Flat roof is exactly flat. It just looks that way. They must have a slight pitch for water run-off and drainage.
- Skillion is also referred to as a shed roof or lean-to.
- A butterfly roof is shaped in a V with two parts angled up, like butterfly wings.
- Bonnet roofs have two different slopes, one set at less of an angle.
- A salt box roof is asymmetrical. One side being similar to a slightly sloped flat roof and the other side looking more like a lean to roof.
- A sawtooth roof is a roof with parallel pitched roofs that resemble the ridges of a saw blade.
- A pyramid roof is just that, a pyramid where all four sides come to a point at the top.
- A dome roof is shaped like an inverted bowl.
These types are the most popular roof styles. Variations of types are also popular as are combinations of types, within reason.
Along with the functional purpose of keep weather and cold out, warmth in, and helps cool interiors on hot days, roofs add style and beauty to buildings. Style and beauty increase property values and a well-built roof will last as long as the house stands, providing it is maintained and repaired as needed.
Quality roof construction and repair is an investment in your property. Whether you are building a new home, commercial building, or making repairs to a roof experience and skill are important. Ribas Roofing, the Paso Robles roofing contractor has been in the construction industry since 1995.
The company works to craft every aspect of your project to your precise specifications, down to the smallest detail. We communicate with you every step of the way. You are part of the project from start to finish.
Call Ribas Roofing Services today!