The roof is a critical architectural element of any building, residential or commercial. Your choice of roof style can affect the curb appeal, energy efficiency, structural strength, and value of your property.
Are you wondering which roof type would work best for your home or business premises? Let us take a look at some of the available options.
According to Design
One of the most popular residential roof styles throughout the country, the Gable roof has a triangular shape. The design gives the roof the ability to shed water and snow quickly while making it relatively cheaper to install. A Gable roof installed by seasoned professionals is very efficient, reliable, and durable. It is also referred to as a peaked or pitched roof.
This roof style has four sides, all sloped. The design of a hip roof offers stability, durability, and protection against winds and snow. However, ventilation can be an issue. Hip roofs have some design variations, including cross-hipped, half-hipped, and simple hip types.
A dormer roof has a vertical window added to it. Roofs of several different styles can be made into a dormer roof. The window adds to the aesthetics of the property while bringing natural light inside and providing extra headroom in the attic.
Flat roofs are more commonly seen in commercial buildings but can also be installed in homes. These have a low-sloped pitch and may not be completely flat. A flat roof increases the usable outdoor area of the property and is cheaper to construct as well as maintain. It, however, requires effective waterproofing.
According to Material
Efficiency, longevity, and low cost are the features that have made asphalt shingles the most popular option in roofing materials. These shingles offer good resistance to the elements and can be treated to make them resistant to mold/mildew.
Slate roofs enhance the value of a property by adding exceptional beauty, efficiency, fire resistance, and durability. With advancements in the roofing industry, slate roofs have become lighter and more economical than before. The material is recyclable and comes in several colors.
Wood shakes have been a popular choice in roofing materials for decades. The aesthetic value that wood shakes add to the property is their strongest feature. There is hardly any other roofing product that can match the rustic charm and natural appeal of wood shakes. A property with a wood roofing system looks incredibly warm and inviting.
Metal roofing materials are hard-wearing and very durable. Shingles and panels made of metal are sturdy as well as water-resistant. Rotting, curling, warping, etc., are not a concern with metal roofing products. These are available in attractive designs and colors. You can even get metal shingles/panels designed to mimic materials like slate and cedar shakes.
Call Tedrick’s Roofing at (206) 824-3440 if you have any questions about a roof installation or replacement project being planned. We are a leading roofing contractor catering to residential and commercial property owners in Auburn, WA, and the nearby areas.