Depending on budget constraints and the shape and slope of roof that needs to be worked on, options vary. One type of roofing material commonly used is roll roofing. Roll roofing works like traditional shingle-clad roofing to protect the underlayment of the roof's structure.
Monitor roof: A roof with a monitor; 'a raised structure running part or all of the way along the ridge of a double-pitched roof, with its own roof running parallel with the main roof.' Butterfly roof (V-roof, London roof): A V-shaped roof resembling an open book.
Barrel Tile – While “barrel” is a term used to describe any semi-cylindrical tile such as Spanish and Roman, the true barrel tile is actually tapered, being wider at one end than the other. This is because barrel tiles were traditionally shaped over the clay worker’s leg.
Composite shingles do not blister, peel or warp and have very little fading over their lifespan. Color Choices There is wide color range of composite shingles and a wide choice of shapes. The strip style of shingle is the least expensive and the most common. Laminated shingles are made to replicate the look of wood and are a thicker material.
Gabled roofs are the kind young children typically draw. They have two sloping sides that come together at a ridge, creating end walls with a triangular extension, called a gable, at the top. The house shown here has two gable roofs and two dormers, each with gable roofs of their own.
A hip (or hipped) roof slopes down to the eaves on all four sides, forming a horizontal "ridge." A roofer will usually put a vent along the top of this ridge. Although a hip roof is not gabled, it may have dormers or connecting wings with gables.
A jerkinhead roof may also be called a Jerkin Head Roof, a Half-hipped Roof, a Clipped Gable, or even a Jerkinhead Gable. Jerkinhead roofs are sometimes found on American bungalows and cottages, small American houses from the 1920s and 1930s, and assorted Victorian house styles.
* Low slope roofs have less than 4" rise per 12" of run; high slope roofs have more than 4" of rise per 12" of run. Simple roof shapes have 6 or fewer distinct roof planes; common roof shapes have between 6 and 12 roof planes and complex roof shapes have 12+ roof planes. Membrane Roof cost estimates may require an onsite inspection.
All roofs, even ones that look flat, need to slope to some degree so that snowmelt and rainfall can drain off. But beyond that basic requirement, architects and builders have a lot of leeway, and they've used that creative freedom to invent a wonderful array of roof designs.
Skillion Roof More commonly referred to as shed or lean-to roofs, skillion roofs feature just one slope. One end of the roof rests on a taller wall than the other. As a result, skillion roof designs may look like a more angled flat roof or half of a pitched roof. Even though modern architectural styles have adapted this design to cover entire structures, skillion roofs are most commonly used for sheds, porches and home additions.
Standing seam roofing systems are a popular roofing choice as they are available in many metal materials including zinc, steel, lead and copper. Standing seam roofing systems are a popular roofing choice as they are available in many metal materials including zinc, steel, lead and copper.
Fired roof tiles are found as early as the 3rd millennium BC in the Early Helladic House of the tiles in Lerna, Greece. Debris found at the site contained thousands of terracotta tiles having fallen from the roof. In the Mycenaean period, roofs tiles are documented for Gla and Midea.
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