Different Types Of Roofing Used On Different Structures


The uppermost part of a building, which is the roof, is intended to protect the building. Aside from houses, other types of structures such as stadiums, commercial buildings, and even bus stops also need to have good roofing so that they can be protected from the damaging effects of different weather conditions. When it comes to a house, the roof is also designed to protect it from environmental conditions. In gardens, roofs are used to protect conservatories from wind, rain, and cold weathers while allowing sunlight to reach the plants situated under it. In verandas, roofs are used to protect it from sunlight.

Different types of roofing are used for different types of structures. You can choose from a wide variety roof types when you plan on building a new house or if you want to repair your house’s roof. Different types of roof will give out different kinds of look and feels to homes. Below are the different kinds of roofs that you can choose to use for your house.

Gable Roof

This type of roof is one of the most popular ones used on homes. This has two kinds of roof surfaces that have the same size. They’re pitched at the same angle and back to back. This type of setup produces a ridge at the top and produces a triangular roof. Gable roof is a really cheap design and is really easy to make as well. It provides good ventilation and a lot of ceiling space. However, this is not ideal to use in high wind areas because it can easily get damaged.

Cross Gabled Roof

This is similar to the gable roof but it has 2 parts that cross each other. These 2 sections are placed together at a right angle and the 2 ridges formed are at a perpendicular angle to each other. The pitches, lengths, and heights of the sections may or may not be different from each other. This type of roof is commonly used for Cape Cod and Tudor style houses.

Flat Roof

As the name suggests, this type of roof is flat but it has a slight slope, which is intended to help in shedding off water. Flat roofs are also referred to as low slope roofs. They require lesser materials, which is why they are considered as a really economical choice. However, if you choose this type of roof, you need to do reroofing a lot more often because the material only lasts an average of 10 to 20 years. Pooled waters on the roof also need to be cleared on a regular basis in order to prevent the roof from getting damaged. This is not a good choice for people living in areas where rain and snow are common.


Source by Conrad I Neely