5 Different Types of Roofs Homeowners Should Know

What do you need to know about different types of roofs? Roof shapes affect your home’s space, look, weather protection, and general look.

Here at Majestic Exteriors LLC, Colts Neck’s roofing company of choice, we work with five main types of roofs that all homeowners should consider.

Why Worry About The Type of Roof?

Roofing plays a huge role in any home design, keeping the property safe from the elements and adding great aesthetic value. However, a roof that’s easy on the eye but useless against high winds isn’t useful to anybody. When looking at the options, it’s helpful to understand the roof pitch or how it slopes.

Basic Roof Types

Gable Roof

The first shape that comes to mind is likely a gable roof. It is triangular, with a base that rests atop the home and two sides meeting at the ridge. The slope may vary from sharp to gentle.

Clipped Gable Roof

Beautiful clipped gable roofs are similar to standard gable roofs. They are triangular but feature two recessed peaks bent inwards to emphasize dazzling roof tiles.

Hip Roof

The hip roof is simple, combining four same-sized slopes that converge to a high point. Hip roofs make almost the whole slope roof visible to ground observers. So, this option is perfect for homeowners with a desire to show off ornate roofing tiles, like concrete tiles.

More Intricate Roof Types

Dutch Gable Roof

The Dutch gable style combines gable and hip roof styles. It features a “gablet,” or mini Gable roof, perched atop a hip roof. This eclectic style increases storage space and can provide more natural light to the home’s interior with added window placement.

Both the Dutch Gable roof and hip roof styles frequently form the foundation for other types of roofs.

Gambrel Roof

Finally, a Gambrel roof combines sharp and subtle slopes for a classic look on barns. However, many homeowners love the style for the added space. For example, it easily allows for an attic or loft room.

Gambrel roofs also offer the most space for extra windows, giving you all the natural light you want.

Contact Your Local Roof Experts Today!

Do you have questions to ask a roofer but don’t know where to start? Majestic Exteriors LLC has many years of experience in different types of roofs for homeowners in New Jersey—call us at (848) 863-6775 today to learn more!