Repairing and replacing a roof should always be done by an Experienced and Insured Roofing Company
The roof serves as a protective shield for the interior of your home from the harsh elements. The roof takes a real beating from the sun, wind, rain, hail. Doing regular inspections and maintenance ensures the longevity of your roof.
There are many kinds of roofing materials and roofing shingles that can be used. Asphalt roof shingles are the most common for roofs. There are two types of asphalt shingles that are used most, organic and fiberglass (also known as glass fiber shingles) A lot of work is put into these shingles to protect your home from all the elements. Asphalt shingles are also relativity inexpensive and come in many different colors and designs to match your home or business. You have hundreds of shingles to choose from. The basic three-tab design; architectural or laminated dimensional (the most popular) and the top of the line heavyweight designer shingles.
Residential Roof Repairs
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Side Gable: A side gable is a basic pitched roof. It has two equal panels pitched at an angle, meet at a ridge in the middle of a building. The triangle section can be left open for an open gable roof, or it can be enclosed for a boxed gable roof.
Crossed Gable: A crossed gable roof is two gable roof sections put together at a right angle. The two ridges are perpendicular to each other. Lengths, pitches or heights may or may not differ from each other.
Hip roof has slopes on all four sides. The sides are all equal length and come together at the top to form a ridge.
Pros: Hip roofs are more stable than gable roofs. The inward slope of all four sides is what makes it more sturdy and durable.
Gambrels are not only seen on top of barns, farm houses and log cabins. They are also seen on Dutch Colonial and Georgian style homes, as well.
Flat Roofing Systems - mostly for commercial purposes
As the name suggests, flat roofs appear to be completely flat with no pitch. However, they do have a slight pitch to allow for water run-off and drainage. These roofs are generally used on industrial or commercial buildings. However, they can often be installed on residential houses in both high and low rainfall areas.
Skillion Roof Systems
Skillion roofs are mostly used for home additions, sheds, backyard areas, balcony covers and porches. However, they are also now being used on the entire structure of more modern styled homes.
A Jerkinhead roof uses elements of both gable and hip roofs. These systems can be thought of as a gable roof with hipped ends (cut short with the points turning downward).
A butterfly is a V-shaped roof constructed of two tandem pieces which are angled up on the outside.
Bonnet roofs, also known as kicked-eaves, are double sloped with the lower slope set at less of an angle than the upper slope.
A sawtooth roof is two or more parallel pitched roofs in which the sloped and vertical surfaces alternate. As the name suggests, the roof resembles the side view of a saw blade.
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