Roofing

Types and Construction of Roofs

3 Most Popular Roofing Designs
It is true that your roofing style will certainly not be the first thing you pick out when designing your home, it is undeniable that the design of your roof is extremely important to your home’s overall look and feel. Roofs come in a wide array of types and styles, and your roof of choice can dramatically change your home’s appeal; it can even make it look like a different home altogether.
A gable roof is a simple structure created by adjoining two roof lines at an obtuse angle (think of a wide, upside-down V). For houses that are not square or rectangular in shape (“L-shaped” homes, for example), two or more gable roofs may converge. There a many benefits to having a gable roof; namely, water runs off easily and there is plenty of ventilation.
It is basically the same thing, except the two roof lines are joined at a smaller angle, creating a more defined upside-down V shape (or, an A– hence the design’s name). The difference between an A-frame roof and a gable roof is that, with an A-frame roof, the roof also creates the walls of the home.
Hip roofs are appropriate for any style home, but are a little more difficult to construct than the previously mentioned roof types. They are not the best roof style for ventilation or water drainage; however, they are considered a higher-end roof, as they are more complex than many alternative styles.
There is a lot to think about when it comes to choosing the best roofing design for your home. To put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust, contact Ace Roofing.