Different Types of Roofs Part 2!
1) Gable Roof
The term ‘gable’ refers to the triangle spot that is formed when the two pitched areas of the roof meet. The gable roof is a very popular type of roof: easy to build, sheds water well, facilitates ventilation and can be applied to most house designs.
2) Hip Roof
Hip roof is slightly more difficult to build and usually has 4 sides. It’s a popular choice but does not provide for ventilation. They do perform better in high wind areas.
3) Dormer Roof
A dormer is more an addition to an existent roof. It is a window and a roof (gabled, hipped, flat, among others) protruding from the existing slope of the roof. A functional dormer creates usable space out of the roof, adding natural light and headroom.