Roofing companies install different styles of roof

A repaired house by roofing companiesDiscussing different roof styles with roofing companies

Roofing companies can install just about any type of roof on a home.  Most, though are decided by the architectural and historical style of a home.  Many people confused the type of roof with the type of roofing materials.  These are both important, but they style of roof on your home is decided when you home is designed.  Roofing materials, on the other hand, can be used on many different styles of roofs. The style and design of a roof may be influenced by many different factors.  These include geographic conditions, local weather, and the home’s architecture.  For example, a flat, tin roof would look out of place on a Spanish style home.   In Charlotte and Concord NC, Advanced Roofing and Exteriors can help you decide on the right style of roof for your new home.

Some of the most commonly used types of roof design

Gabled

This is the classic type of roof.  It has two slopes which form a peak or a ridge at the top.  Looking at this type of roof from either end, the gable appears like the letter A.  Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, one of Charlotte’s best roofing companies are experts in this roof design.

Flat

Flat roofs are easily built and do not require as much labor or material as most other roof styles.  This type of roof is commonly used on commercial buildings, especially warehouses and utility buildings.

Front gable

This is a type of gable roof with the gable on the front end.  These are typically found on Colonial or Cape Cod houses.

Cross gabled

This type of roof is usually found on a Cape Cod or Tudor style home.  The cross gable roof has too gables which cross each other.

Hipped

This type of roof is common on bungalow homes.  The roof slopes up on every side.  It is pitched low so that rain and snow easily drain off the roof.

Cross hipped

This type of roof is similar to the hipped roof, but has two sections which cross.

 

Pavilion hipped

This type of roof is typically used on Colonial, Ranch, and Cape Cod style homes.

 

Gambrel

The gable roof is a flattened style often featured on Dutch colonials.  They are also found on American farmhouses.  When viewed from the side, they look more like a bell than a triangle.

 

Mansard

This type of roof is common on Ranch style and French Chateau style homes.  Instead of the roof being a triangle, there is a flat area at the top.

 

Salt box

Salt box roofs are found on many two-stored Colonial homes, especially in the eastern United States.  This roof is gables, but their sides are not symmetrical.

 

Shed

This type of roof is inexpensive and easy to build.  The shed style roof is like the gabled roof and easily drains off rain and snow.

 

These are the most common roof styles built by roofing companies in Charlotte and Concord NC.  For the best advice on which style will suit your new home, call Advanced Roofing and Exteriors, one of Charlotte’s best roofing companies.