Home Building 101: What Type of Roof Should You Install?

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Choosing the right type of roof is not a simple task. There is a lot to consider, such as the type of environment you live in. The following are a few roofs to choose from and why they are useful.

Gable Roofs

One of the simplest roofs, and most popular in the United States, is the gable roof, which is triangular. This roof repels water and snow from the house without much effort. The only problem is that it can be detached from the house if you live in an area with strong winds. Of course, your roofing specialist can add braces for added security should you still desire this type of roof.

Hip Roofs

Hip roofs have four slopes, making them great for snowy and rainy areas. These slopes keep snow off pretty easily without the need of much maintenance. This type of roof will provide enough space for the crow’s nest, which can be beneficial for a growing family. One of the best things about this particular roof is that it can resist strong winds. An expert roofer, like the ones at Berwald Roofing Inc, would probably suggest that the angles stay between 33 to 50 degrees though that is ultimately up to you.

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are what most homeowners associate with a business, but this might be changing. These types of roofs are great for rain fall, but they are even better for green living. It offers an opportunity to grow a garden on top of your home or install rain water drains to recycle the water. Of course, you can also just build a patio, which should make those family BBQs a little nicer.

Skillion Roofs

A skillion roof has one large slope. One side of the roof is attached to a wall that is noticeably taller than the other side. There is no doubt that this type of roof is aesthetically pleasing and gives a home a modern touch. They are great for rainy areas or snowy areas. The only issue is that they might need braces to withstand high winds.

These are just a few of the different roofs available, not to mention all the variations that each type can have, but hopefully these ideas help guide in the right direction. You can talk to a roofing specialist to see what options are available to you.

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