Top 5 Most Popular Types of Roofing

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There are several varieties of roofing styles to choose from. However, while choosing one for your house, make sure that you consult an expert first. Read on to know the popular designs.

Roofs are an integral part of every house which protect you from the harsh outside weather. But these also have another purpose, making your dream house appear to be distinct with its individuality. Presently there are many different types of roofing that one can choose from. The style of roof selected must be based on the weather condition, architecture of the house and the ventilation.

Nevertheless the top 5 types for your home are as follows:

Gable roof: It is the best choice for every homeowner and is suggested by most of the contractors and architects. These look like triangles from the front. They are ideally suited for all kinds of weather conditions. Plus one does not has to worry about ventilation as they provide ample amount of air flow in and out of the house. Furthermore issues like leakage and water logging are not at a matter of concern for this style.

Mansard roof: This is a French roof style. These are made up of four slopes such that two of them are present on each side of the home. This type of roof can accommodate additional storage or living space at the top of the house.

Hip roof: It is one of the most popular roof styles despite some disadvantages. This is so because they are architecturally more practical. Some of its disadvantages are poor ventilation and being prone to leakage. But these problems can be dealt easily with some help from expert roofing contractors.

Saltbox roof: These types of roofs look very appealing from the exterior. Its asymmetrical roof sides, with one short pitched and another long pitched, gives one the impression that the house is one story on one side and two stories on the other.

Flat roof: Once the most popular type of roof deign, it is slowly losing its appeal. Though it is easy to construct and is more accessible it has one major drawback. This type of roofing is very difficult to maintain because debris accumulates very easily on top of it.

However, it is important that you hire a professional roofing contractor and architect who can assist you while choosing a roof style. This is necessary because they are professionals and have better knowledge about all of this. They can understand the architecture of your house and based on that they will be able to suggest the style which suits it the best. They will also be able to suggest one which will be durable even in the weather condition of the region.

Apart from that they will be able to procure best quality materials for the construction and give you a better end result. There are a variety of shingles available in the market like asphalt, wooden, slate, metal etc. But asphalt shingles are the best because they are cost effective and durable. Moreover, these asphalt shingles are available in a variety of colors. So, if you are building a new house or redoing the old one, do not forget to consult with the professionals first.

Kea Jones is a New York based columnist who likes to write about various buzz and current affairs in the business world. Besides that she is actively writing reviews for various new local business houses, products and services. Follow her on @KeaJones05

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