Have you thought which type of roof you are going to use for your top? Roofs come in different categories with infinite variations. Your home’s roof is one of its most important parts and choosing the correct one can make a big difference.
There are a surprising few types of roofs for the home. Intricate roofs you see incorporate several of the basic roof designs such as a gable roof sitting atop a gambrel or variations of the gable & valley roof design.
Also different architectural styles will use the same type of roof. For example, you can have a gambrel roof on a cape cod or shingle-style home (plus other architectural styles).
That said, in many cases a home will incorporate one roof style throughout.
Below is our poll where you can vote for your favorite style of roof. Below that is our list of roof design illustrations that clearly illustrate the various types of roof designs.
Here’s the full list of types of roofs for houses:
1. A-Frame Roof
The A-frame is very easy to identify. It’s a steep, pointed roof which extends all the way to the ground or close to the ground. The roof makes up much or all of the walls of the home. It’s a very simple roof design and is inexpensive because the roof serves as both roof and walls.