Top 10 Roofing Styles for Today’s Modern Home


When you are constructing a new house or repairing an existing one, then selecting the right kind of roof should be one of the best things which you can do. There are numerous roofing styles and designs which you can choose for your house. Calgary roofing company has experts who can assist you to select the best roof which can meet your needs. Some of the top 10 roofing styles for today’s modern home areas highlighted below.

  1. Gable roofs

This kind of room is designed in such a way that 2 of the main surfaces of the roof usually angle upwards. They then meet each at the peak thereby creating an appearance which is A-shaped. This roof is very easy to install since it does not need you to cut so that you can fit the shingles into different shapes. You will just place them in long rows.

It’s the most economical roof that you can contact Calgary roofing company to construct for you since there are minimal fitting and cutting needed.

  1. Flat roof

This kind of roof will normally appear as it does not have any slope however it as a slight pitch so as to allow moisture to run off. These kind of roofs are very common in government, industrial and commercial buildings. They are the best option you can install over a porch, garage and a shed dormer.

  1. Shed roof

A shed roof does not have adjoining slopes since it’s pitched in one direction. Many people who opt for kind of roof for their house will do so as to eliminate the impractical attic space with the aesthetic and functional interior room. This design will be able to allow a lot of natural light into the house at the same be able to create a unique design. Shed rooms have a one-way pitch, therefore, will allow rainwater to run off easily.

  1. Lean to

This is very similar to the shed roof although its single slope usually feeds into the side of the existing building. Although the mean to roof design does vary from enclosed or open it’s usually constructed with inexpensive materials.

  1. Mansard

This roof has 2 slopes on each side, with the bottom part of the roof slope being steeper so that the roof pitch barely starts. This design creates a lot of space inside the room and sometimes can create extra storage at the roof part. The roof slope at the top part will be angled more as it meets up with the low slope or adjoining flat.

  1. Rainbow roof

This kind of roof is very similar to the Gambrel type expect this one has an arch instead of having two slopes. This type of roof will be able to solve the issue of snow building up especially when used on a garage or single storey house.

  1. Bonnet roof

It has 2 slopes on a side. It’s sloped at the top so as to connect to the ridge and it’s also steep at the bottom so as to increase the interior room. The top side of this kind of roof is steep while the bottom is very flat. This design assists in creating a porch like shade around the house.

  1. Clerestory

One of the main reasons for creating a clerestory roof is to offer natural light into the house. They have a gable roof which meets at various heights. Its bottom slope joints up just a few feet from the ground thereby creating a location for a vertical wall. The windows, in this case, are usually high thus offering privacy and are environmentally friendly.

  1. Saw tooth

This kind of roofs is usually used for industrial buildings. This roof has a roof which looks like a saw blade however it has an alternating slop wall design. This roof has a wall part which is outfitted and has windows like a clerestory roof that offers natural light and heat.

  1. Jerkin head

It mainly comprises of a gable and some hipped influx. Normally gable roofs which are clipped into short hipped designed on its ends are normally strong to wind uplift.

This kind of roof design is normally seen with a second storey house where the clipped hip will not disrupt a view from the dormer window.

In case you wish to install the best roof for your house then you can get touch with Calgary roofing company as it has professionals who can handle that task within the shortest time possible.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Jimm Brooke

Super article, clearly, shortly and concisely !!!
I’m amazed! There would be more such articles, and then in these blogs and forums there is so much extra information(
When there was a major overhaul of our house, we thought for a long time what type of roof to make, and our neighbors advised us to metal roofing in Toronto