What Roof Type Does Your Home Have?

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When it comes to roof types, there are a variety of options available. The most popular types are the gable roof and hip roof. So in today's blog, we'll discuss seven different roof types.

  1. Clipped gable roof
  2. Dutch gabled roof
  3. Flat Roof
  4. Gable roof
  5. Hip roof
  6. Shed Roof

Clipped Gable Roof

The clipped gable roof combines aesthetics and tradition with an element borrowed from hip roof designs. The distinct roofing feature that stands out on a clipped gable is where two sides rise to meet at a ridge, but the top peaks are "clipped in" to create smaller hips at the ends of the roof spine.

Clipped gable roofs offer several advantages over other types of roofs. In short, the clipped gable roof is more efficient at protecting against wind uplift and water infiltration than a traditional gable roof, which we'll discuss later.

Dutch Gable Roof

The Dutch gable roof is another design that combines the roofing techniques of the gable and the hip. A roofing style that offers homeowners increased attic space due to the miniature gable perched atop a traditional hip roof. The extra space provided by this design can be used for storage or even fitted with windows for added sunlight.

Its construction includes a combination of wood, metal, and asphalt shingles. With proper maintenance and care, this type of roof can last many years and protect a home and its family from the elements while adding beauty to your home.

Flat Roof

Flat roofs, also known as low-slope roofs, have become increasingly popular due to their low cost and ease of installation. However, the flat roof design offers minimal protection from weather elements but can be an attractive option for those looking for an economical solution.

The flat roof design is famous for many commercial and industrial buildings. The simple design is an efficient way to cover large areas without needing complicated roof structures. 

Gable Roof

The gable roof gets characterized by two sloping sides that meet at the top in a triangular shape. As one of the most popular roof types, the gable is relatively easy to construct and provides good drainage.

In addition, it is one of the most cost-effective options for homeowners looking to replace an existing roof. Although gable roofs don't always fare well in high winds, the design does drain well.

Hip Roof

A hip roof slopes on four sides from the top in a pyramid shape, offering more protection from wind and rain than a gable roof. But just because this roof design is more expensive in structural complexity, it continues to be a popular choice for homeowners looking for stability and strength compared to other roof types. 

Hip roofs can be easier to maintain than other types since all four sides are sloped, allowing rainwater and snow to run off the top quickly. However, the design has more exposed surfaces and should get regularly inspected for damage or leaks.

Shed Roof

For a more modern roof design, shed roofs, also known as lean-to style, are half of a traditional gable roof. The roof design is a popular choice right now in new modern homes.

Shed roofs traditionally have less pitch, generally in 4:12 or lower. An upgrade in slope is sometimes adopted to increase water runoff speed from rain and snow.

Looking for a Local Roofing Contractor

If you need a roofing contractor, contact the team at NE Seamless. As your local choice for home improvements, their team of roofing experts can help inspect your roof's damage and provide you with solutions to seal, defend, and ventilate your roof.

Remember, hiring a roofing contractor to install or replace an existing roof ensures you and your family stay protected by sound construction. Take steps today to avoid significant problems in the future; schedule a service consult using their online form or call (620) 404-2262 today!

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No homeowner wants to experience a tree falling on their home like this one. After removing the fallen tree limbs, we completed the installation of a new flat roof with a new fascia and installed a new seamless gutter system for the homeowner.