What different types of roofs are there?

August 12, 2020 8:00 am

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When putting a roof on any building there are a number of considerations that need to be made from the type of building it is, the location and any planning requirements for the area. Roofing structures are definitely not a DIY job and you should always use a professional Roofing Cheltenham company to do this for you.

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Here are some of the roof options available.

Gable – this one of the most traditional roof types with the roof sloping away either side from an apex in the middle of the building. The gable roof can be open at the end which means that the brick works goes all the way up to the apex of the roof or it can be a box gable which cuts off the triangle.

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Dormer – this roof type is usually used when an extension is made in the roof space of a house. It is popular with those people living in bungalows who add an extra bedroom by utilising their loft space.

Flat – don’t let this mislead you. No roof is entirely flat as you would end up with puddles of water forming and causing issues with your structure underneath. It is simply that the slope on the roof is so small that it is hardly visible with the naked eye. This tend to be a popular option with those individuals who have extensions built onto the backs or sides of their homes and are used primarily on one storey structures.