Basic Roof Shapes for Residential Buildings

For mere house owners, we only describe roof shape as pyramid like, or box like but we never realize that there are actually terms for each style of roof. Or you are not familiar with it just like me, care to read the information below.


The first is the Gable or pitch shape. This is one of the most common shapes you will see which is the triangular shape you come across most often. These roofs are especially used when the building plans call for an attic area.

gabled roof

The next we have is the Hipped roof. These are also popular in homes and they often have shady eaves, these are also meant to offer more resistance to strong winds. You will see that there are also hipped and valley roofs that means they consist of the hipped design with multiple ones which is what makes the valleys.hipped roof

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