There are many roof styles available for homes so you might find it difficult to pick the best one. Each roof style looks great and has its pros and cons.
Here are some of the roof styles commonly used in homes.
A gable roof is a pitched, triangular roof installed on most homes. It is inexpensive and easy to build and can use other roofing materials aside from asphalt shingles. If you want variety, you can choose between side, crossed, front and Dutch gable roof styles.
This is the second most common roof style for American homes. It has slopes on all four sides that create a ridge. They have short overhangs suitable for letting snow and ice slide down to the gutters easily. Furthermore, their inward pitch makes them more stable than gable roofs. Homeowners can ask their contractor to use asphalt shingles, standing seam metal, metal tiles or clay and concrete tiles as hip roof materials.
A mansard roof is the brainchild of Francois Mansart, a French Architect. It has four double-sloped sides that form a low-pitched roof in the middle. If you want a loft in your attic, you can use the extra space the tall mansard roof can provide. You can have a convex, concave or straight-angle mansard roof to make your elegant roof stand out.
Barns have gambrel roofs. This type of roof has two steep slopes that introduce a rustic feel to any home. The gambrel roof style is a good fit if your home has Colonial or Georgian-style architecture.
Combination roofs use various types of roof styles and designs. You can combine numerous roof styles to achieve an interesting exterior. Keep in mind that using different roof styles may involve higher costs.
Still trying to decide which roof style works for you? Turn to Ritco Group, Inc., one of the best professional local roofing companies, to help you pick the perfect style based on your home’s aesthetic and needs. Call us at (931) 381-0175, or fill out this contact form to get an estimate. We proudly serve homes in Columbia, Brentwood and Franklin, TN.