5 modern roof types for your home

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Modern roof types have come with the modern architecture of this time. People are moving away from the conventional basic gable roofing to more daring and artistic roof types for their homes. Below are some of the modern roof types presently rocking the homes construction industry:

Cross Gable Roof

This roof is more or less derived from the gable roof, but the distinction comes in when you consider the additional gabled roof sections of the home that join the main frame at a right angle. This, according to construction professionals is to allow for more space as well as adding a twist to the basic roof design, making it interesting. This home also features a shed roof over the front porch.  Addding cedar gable pediments also adds to the final look and appeal.

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Flat Roof

Flat roofing

Contrary to belief, the flat roof has an undetectable pitch to allow for runoff. Moreover, there is just something about a flat roof; aside from its obvious uniqueness, the design provides alternatives to experiment on the space, which could double as a cool extended outdoor living or gardening area.

Inverted Curve Roof

This roof is just that, an opposite of the conventional roofs that slope downwards. That they are thus hard to build does go without saying, although the end result makes it all the more worthwhile. Another plus will be a not-so-boring common flat ceiling that most homes have as it lends some subtle shape to your home’s ceiling. If that is not a good conversation starter for visitor I don’t know what is!

Mansard Roof

Mansard roofing
Mansard roofing

Also known as a French roof, and the sides of the mansard roof come down and meet a low pitched roof. Looking at the one above, it is almost like two houses merged, but the one on top looking entirely like a roof. Beauty and aesthetics combined if there ever was in roofing. This style can be built with future additions in mind; finished living space can be added later.

Salt Box Roof

This beautiful, historic roof style originated when early colonizers realized they could add space with minimal materials by building a lean-to above an existing gabled roof, creating this asymmetrical design.