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8 Roof Shapes Explained

A roof is a roof is a roof, right? Not quite. There’s a lot that goes into the shape and structure of a roof. Read on to find out more.

1. Flat Roof:

This is the simplest type of roof, and the most obvious. It’s easy to construct and turns the top of your house into a flat slab. The downside is because of its shape, debris like snow or leaves or water will inevitably settle on it, putting unnecessary strain on the roof through their weight and water content.

2. Shed Roof:

A flat roof tilted to one side, so it sits at a diagonal. Often the higher side of the roof butts up against the wall of a larger building.

3. Gable Roof:

This type of roof is distinguished by gables (a smaller roof that covers windows and doors) that jut out from the regular slope of the roof. In the modern age, gable roofs are extremely common, especially for suburban homes.

4. A-Frame Roof:

You’ve probably seen this kind of roof before on a church or picture of a cottage. It looks exactly like an A, with two steep sides that often touch the ground. It originated in cold climates where keeping snow from piling up was imperative. Here in South Florida, they’re unpopular because they offer a high surface area for hurricane winds to nab.

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