Make Your Home Stand Out With These 6 Roof Shapes

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Are you looking for ways to make your future home stand out in your neighborhood? Drop your plain, old conventional roofs and go for the ones in our list. The roofs below come in different shapes that are not only esthetic; they also provide various advantages to your home in Utah.

Curved Roof

Curved roofs, a.k.a. radius roofing, feature a curved shed-style shape. This modern design focuses on esthetic more than durability. Early use of curved roofs dates back in the 1920s, where it is commonly used in barns to maximize loft space for storage.

Advantage(s): Maximizes your interior living space. Curved roofs are also customizable and are low maintenance.

Mansard Roof

This French design is a four-sided roof featuring two slopes on each side. The slopes meet, creating a low-pitched roof. The bottom part of the slope is steeper than the top part.

Advantage(s): Provides extra living space like an attic or a garret.

Flat Roof

Flat roofs, as the name suggests, appear to be 100% flat with no pitch like a standard roof. However, they actually have a slight slope to allow for water run-off and drainage. These roofs are commonly used in commercial or industrial buildings, but they can also be used in residential homes.

Advantage(s): Allows additional living space on the roof. You can use it to build a garden or as a patio. You can also place your heating and cooling units on your flat roof, as well as your solar panels.

Dormer Roof

Dormer roofs are an addition to an existing roof. It is basically a window with its own roof, which may be flat, curved, or pointed, among others. A dormer roof protrudes from the slope of an existing roof, and it can come in all shapes and sizes.

Advantage(s): Creates usable space out of the roof. This adds natural light and headroom to your home.

Butterfly Roof

This type of roof is made up of two pieces that form a “V” shape. The section where the two pieces meet is angled downward while the outside edges angled upward. This gives off a butterfly look to your roof.

Advantage(s): Both the inner and outer angles offer advantages for its residents. The inner angle acts as a reservoir to collect rainwater, wherein you can install a downspout to water high drought areas. On the other hand, the outer angles let you use larger windows, which allow more natural light to enter your house.

Combination Roof

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As the name suggests, it’s a combination of different roof styles to make a more interesting look to your house. For instance, your house in Utah can have radius roofing at one section and a tradition roof plus a dormer roof at another.

Advantage(s): Provides architectural interest to your home. You can also use the best roof style for each section of the house.

If you value the esthetic of your house, these roof styles are a sure way to impress your visitors and everyone in the neighborhood. But aside from the look of your home, also consider function and the conditions in your place when choosing the style you want for your new home.

 

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