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3 Unique Roofs To Consider Before You Renovate

It is magical how a roofing renovation can instantly give your house a new look. There is no denying that when it comes to roofs, the quality is of prime importance. But then you cannot compromise on the aesthetics as well. No matter how bright and beautiful your walls are you would need the right roofs to complement them.

If you are planning a roofing renovation that would be a good time to think about changing the roof style. The frame gable style is one of the most common styles. It is true that it is one of the simplest choices for installation. It is also great in shedding excess water during rains and snow during the harsh winters. It is also the type that offers an ample amount of attic space. But that is not the only type of roof style available. Simply changing the roof style can rejuvenate the looks of your home. Though there are several types of roofs to consider, here are the 3 most unique styles:

Mansard roof

More commonly called the French roof, this style gets its name from Francois Mansard, a popular French architect. To instantly give your home a French styling this roof is what you need. Popular since the 15th century, this one is a classy style to consider. You might find them mostly on tall buildings and apartments. This distinctly shaped roof slopes on all four sides. Similar to conventional gambrel roofs this one has slopes that change inclinations. One noticeable aspect is that most Mansard roofs integrate dormers or rooms or windows protruding from the roof.

Mansard roof

Saltbox roof

We have seen French style roof. Now here is a typical New England kind of roof. It is characterized by long roofs. One side has a steep lengthy slope. Providing the benefits of a gable roof, this one drains water and snow easily thanks to the slope. Besides, it can be added to an already installed gable roof. This asymmetrical design can come with a lot of variations. This style of the roof can also assist in adding extra space.

Saltbox roof

Flat roof

If you have had a traditional gable all the time, why not consider making the roof flat? What is so unique about this style you might ask. But this is one style often ignored during roofing renovations. This one can instantly add a contemporary touch to your house. No matter what style of architecture you have used for the house on the whole a flat roof can blend with any architecture style. This is also an easy to install design. It is a no-fuss design that you can’t go wrong with. This one skips adding extra space though. It would not add an attic. But the best part is that you could add a set of stairs and convert the flat rooftop to a sit out area. You could even consider rooftop gardening if you have a flat roof.

Flat roof

When it comes to roofing renovation, it would be a good choice to pick a roofing style that suits your current construction.