What different types of roof are there?

June 30, 2020 6:31 am


When it comes to the roofs over our heads, most of us probably don’t really think about them too much until you need a Gloucester Roofer like http://gloucester-roofer.co.uk/ to come in and repair any damage that has been caused by strong winds and bad weather. However, there are many different types of roof, some of which you may not have heard of before.

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  • Gable Roof – this is a roof that has two pitched areas that meet at the top forming a triangle at the end – this is known as the gable. It is one of the most popular types of roof and is included in most modern house designs.
  • Hip roof – these usually have four sides and are more difficult to build but do withstand better in strong winds that other roof types.
  • Flat roof – this name is a bit misleading as no roof is truly flat as you would end up with lots of puddles and standing water if they were. These roofs and sloped gently so that you can not really notice and they tend to be used on one storey extensions.

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  • Dormer Roof – this is where an extension roof is added to an existing roof and tends to be used when additional rooms are added into attic spaces.