Mommy and LifeStyle blog By: EINz

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Home Roofing Basics & Types

When choosing a roof system we mainly consider the cost and its durability that can withstand the heat, rain, and wind plus snow and ice (if there's any!). Weather-proofing is a big factor to consider. Also, roofing can be very expensive, so it is best to came up with informed decision to got you covered with the unexpected.
The first thing to do is to understand and identify the roof shape accordingly. Look for high quality materials, and contractors with high reputation of knowledge, workmanship, and offers after-service warranty like roofers Tampa who can do the job right.

The most common roof shapes are Gable, Hip, and Flat.

gable roof is the classic, most commonly occurring roof shape in those parts of the world with cold or temperate climates. It consists of two roof sections sloping in opposite directions and placed such that the highest, horizontal edges meet to form the roof ridge. The design of this type of roof is achieved using raftersroof trusses or purlins. The pitch of the roof and the height of the gutters can vary greatly.

This shape s more inexpensive and weather resistant compared to flat roofs, however; this one's more prone to wind damaged than hip roofs.

Hip roofs are more difficult to construct than a gabled roof, requiring more complex systems of rafters or trusses. Hip roofs can be constructed on a wide variety of plan shapes. Each ridge is central over the rectangle of the building below it. The triangular faces of the roof are called the hip ends, and they are bounded by the hips themselves.


A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. The slope of a roof is properly known as its pitch and flat roofs have up to approximately 10°. Flat roofs are an ancient form mostly used in arid climates and allow the roof space to be used as a living space or a living roof. Flat roofs, or "low-slope" roofs, are also commonly found on commercial buildings throughout the world.


According to experts, flat roof is the most cost-efficient shape and can lasts up to 10 years or longer if properly maintained.

Moving on to to what roofing material to use, Here's the 9 Different Types of Roofing Materials to choose from:
  1. Solar Tiles
  2. Asphalt shingles
  3. Metal roofing
  4. Stone-Coated Steel
  5. Slate
  6. Rubber slate
  7. Clay and concrete tiles
  8. Green roofs
  9. Built-up roofing
The Asphalt shingles is the most widely used type of material because it is easy to install and tagged as inexpensive. This comes in a collection of classic and dramatic colors which is very appealing for home roofing needs.

While deciding what's the best shape and materials to use seems a daunting task, this can be very easy if consulted with your trusted Roofing Contractors. Getting a free quote of roof replacement and asking around for a high quality service provider is the best way to get the job done that saves your precious time and money. Asking  for recommendations and customer feedback/ testimonials can definitely get you the best roof installation service.

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