Roofing Shapes — Which is Best for Your Murfreesboro Home?

Roofing Shapes — Which is Best for Your Murfreesboro Home?

Roofing comes in a wide variety of  different shapes and styles. Each has a particular use and unique style.  Let’s explore the most common roofing shapes that are still being used today.

Saltbox Roofing

Saltbox Roofing

Saltbox Roofing

This type of roof may appear to be lopsided, but it is on purpose! You can easily recognize this type of roof by observing the two uneven sides in which one is longer than the other. This allows part of the home to be multi-storied while the other part may only be one story.

Skillion Roofing

Skillion Roofing

Skillion Roofing

This type only has one single sloping surface. Think of a traditional roof, but with one side instead of two. This roofing option is most commonly used in multi-level houses.

Pyramid Roofing

Pyramid Roofing

Pyramid Roofing

You don’t have to travel to Egypt to have this ancient style of roof! Not typically used for an entire home, its aesthetic appeal is what draws people to this type of roof.

Mansard Roofing

Mansard Roofing

Mansard Roofing

A French style of roofing, the Mansard roof offers extra storage or living space in the upper level of the house. The main difference between the Mansard and the Gambrel is that the Mansard doesn’t have the vertical gable ends or roof overhanging the face of the house.

Gambrel Roofing

Gambrel Roofing

Gambrel Roofing

Dutch-inspired, this four sloped roof is similar to the Mansard.

Hip Roofing

Hip Roofing

Hip Roofing

Many people compare this type to a bonnet roof. Hip roofs do not have a steep point at the top. Instead, there is a small flat surface area at the very top of the roof. The flat top makes this roof more practical for use on a wide range of homes.

Flat Roofing

Flat Roof

Flat Roof

Just like it sounds, this roof is flat. Practically, this roof makes a lot of sense. It’s much easier to install and maintain since you don’t have to worry about falling off near as much as if you had an inclined roof. Even though a flat roof may be easy to climb on top of and perform maintenance on, the fact that the roof is flat makes it much more susceptible to debris accumulation.

Arched Roofing

Arched Roofing

Arched Roofing

People love arched roofs — the aesthetic appreciation for this style just doesn’t seem to wane. It’s not the cheapest roof by a long shot, but definitely one of the most visually pleasing roofs still being build today.

No matter which type of home you prefer, contact Fessler Home Improvement today to ensure that your roof replacement or installation is completed correctly and with the utmost quality.