Common Styles of Roofing - Pt. 1

Common Styles of Roofing - Pt. 1

Roofing is a very important thing to consider when building or remodeling your home. Your roof supports the weight of all the snow, water, and ice that gets on it each year. That being said, you want to make sure you are getting the best roof for your needs. There are many different types of roofing styles out there so how do you know which one is right for your house? This article will go into detail about what each style can offer as well as some popular varieties that homeowners typically opt for.

1) Flat Roof

Flat Roofs are a popular choice because of their low cost, but they come with trade-offs. One of the common trade-offs is that they can't withstand heavy snow loads without the risk of leaking. This leads to homeowners having higher heating bills due to a greater reliance on their furnace or heat pump. The low slope also makes them more susceptible to ice dams, which are typically found in cold climates and form when water from melting snow builds up along the roofline and eventually backs up under shingles or other materials where it freezes again as temperatures drop at night time.

Flat roofs may have several benefits such as protection against leaks, but those who live in areas with milder winters should consider if this is really worth it before committing themselves for life!

2) Gable Roof
A gable roof is often considered to be a classic and traditional looking roof. There are many variations of this type, such as the fish-scale design that was popular in early 20th century homes or the more intricate cross-gable style.

Are Gable Roofs Good? Yes! They provide excellent attic storage opportunities that won't be available on other types of roofing such as flat or shed style ones. This means it's possible for homeowners to add another room up there which can serve many purposes including extra living space or even a bedroom suite with its own toilet facilities and vanity area attached! The disadvantages of using a gable roof may outweigh these benefits, however. The biggest disadvantage to these roofs is their lack of insulation against heat loss on an extremely hot day with little wind blowing through it. This means you might need to turn your air conditioning off at night so that the house can cool down from its daytime temperature without drawing any electricity while you sleep! It's also important to note that because they're not sloped, snow will pile up and create more of a hazard in winter.

This type of roof is not the best for those who want to install solar panels either, as they usually need sloped roofs in order to generate enough power. Furthermore, gable roofs are often associated with less expensive homes and may have an impact on resale value if you're looking to sell your property at any point after construction.

Part 1 of this blog post covered 6 common styles of roofing. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to read part 2 and 3 for more information on each type as well as the advantages/disadvantages associated with them. You can also learn about what makes a good contractor by reading our article “Choosing A Roofing Contractor - The Importance Of Asking The Right Questions And Avoiding These Mistakes!” or visit us at for all your home improvement needs. Stay tuned for another blog post soon!

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