The roof of a house is important for its functionality as well as its aesthetics. Even if we set aside the roof material, there are many types of roofs with different gradations and styles. The decision about the type of roof you want can only be made at the time of construction. It is very difficult, and not feasible, to change the roof type once the building has been constructed. So, if you are planning to construct your house, or expand it by adding another portion, following are some of the popular types of roofs to consider.
- Flat Roof
The flat roof is one of the most common types of roof. The flat roof is long-life and relatively easy to construct. Another major benefit of the flat roof is accessibility. You can use your roof for any purpose. And if you ever want to construct more rooms, you can easily construct an entire story on the roof. Some people think that this type of roof is difficult to maintain. However, it is not true. Unless you live in an area with a lot of snowfall, you should not have any problem with the flat roof.
- Gable Roof
Gable roof is one of the most popular roofs. A gable roof looks like a triangle when viewed from the front of the house. The popularity of gable roof can be seen from the fact that every child drawing of a home shows a gabled roof. You can make it even more beautiful by adding cross gabled roof where each wing of the home has its own gabled roof.
- Mansard Roof
Mansard roof is made of two slopes on each side of house totaling to four slopes. Sometimes, the upper slope is not visible from the ground. This type of roof is often associated with French living. It offers additional living and storage space at the top of the house.