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Common Roofing Styles Pt. 3

There are many styles and materials of roofing. In part 3, we will discuss some popular options which include hip roof and pyramid/hipped roof.

5) Hip Roof
Hip roofs are one of the most durable roof types, especially if a hip roof is pitched. The hips create extra protection for any point where water might get caught on its way to a downspout or runoff gutter. This type of rainwater management system helps prevent some of the common problems associated with other roofing materials like tiles and asphalt shingles that can be knocked off in high winds. If you live in an area prone to hurricanes, this added durability is important because it will help protect your home from storm-related damage as well.

6) Pyramid/Hipped Roof
A hipped roof is a right triangle. This roof usually slopes in one direction but can also be slanted on all four sides. The slope of this type of structure gives it the best snow shedding ability, which is why many roofs are being converted to this style over traditional sheds or gabled styles. A pyramid roof has an octagonal shape that creates eight triangular surfaces for water runoff and provides less surface area for potential leaks than other types of roofs like hip or shed as they have only two surfaces facing up from where moisture could seep through.

Pyramid roofs offer more headroom space because there's no ridge sticking out at its peak, so tall ceilings are possible without major structural changes (though you should always consult an architect first).

The downside is that the roof may be less steep and therefore offer more protection from rain, but it also means you'll have to clean your gutters a lot more often. A pyramid style structure can either slope in one direction or on all four sides. The sloping of this type of structure gives it the best ability for snow shedding because there are eight triangular surfaces for water runoff compared to two with other styles such as hip roofs or sheds. This makes pyramid-style roofs ideal where dealing with heavy rainfall or high winds; they're far less likely to suffer damage than their cousins in these weather conditions thanks to its increased surface area which collects water faster before leaking out onto walls, ceilings and floors below. It's worth noting that a pyramid-style roof offers the least amount of natural lighting in any room below, so it's best used for living spaces or rooms which have other means of illumination.

This style also has its disadvantages: they're more difficult to build and repair than hip roofs; there are typically fewer design options available with this type versus the hipped roof because you cannot slope them on all four sides (the sloping is limited to one direction); and while snow shedding is better due to their increased surface area, water attraction can be an issue as well. In short, if you live in areas with heavy rainfall/high winds then this may be your ideal option; but if not then consider sticking with either a hip or shed style instead.

As you can see there are a lot of choices to make when it comes to choosing a roof for your home so we hope this series of blog posts have helped you in the process of making an educated decision on what is best for your needs.

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