The most unique element in your home or office can be the roof. It can significantly affect the house or office overall look and style. It is best to learn the different roofing styles that are available and how they differ in design, shape and detail. However, you should be aware that the choice for roof style can greatly affect the cost of your building or renovation plans because roofs are made from a wide selection of materials.
The shape and design of a roof is created according to certain requirements and functions. Here are two common roof styles and shapes:
- Gable shaped roofs can be distinctively identified by the meeting of two straight slopes from the edge of the roof, falling all the way down the “eave”. A triangular shaped structure or peak is created on the side or facing the front. The peak seen on the side of a gabled house is called a “rake” and the side on which the slope is seen is called an “eave”. Because of its triangular shaped slope, it allows rain, leaves and any other remains or weather damage to fall off the roof an away from the structure. Pitch and steep grades makes gabled roofs different from each other. Their purpose is mainly to protect the roof from damaging effects of water.
- Hipped roofs include an even-roof-to-wall junction, as the roof plane is broken along the slope line providing an easy wrap for the structure. This style also has eaves on all its sides which keeps walls shaded and cool as it reduce the power usage. This type of roof is highly appropriate for extreme weather conditions as it has braces against strong winds and even hurricanes. One disadvantage of hip roofs is that the limited amount of roof space, making it difficult for maintenance.
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Lyster did our roof, attic ventilation, and insulation. They were ECELLENT! They showed up everyday early and worked until it was too dark to keep going. Somehow from when they went in our attic originally the attic cover got left open and when they blew in the new insulin, because of its location they did not see it was open until too late. They came in, closed the hatch, vacuumed every inch of the closet, even every little compartment of the hanging shoe organizer which holds various cleaning supplies in it’s 32 pockets.
The crews were very efficient, hard working, professional, and polite. The last day, they cleaned up…..soooooo much more than they needed to! They even raked the leaves left for over a year surrounding the house. I cannot say enough good about this company. We have them coming back to do more to the house. They weren’t the cheapest bid we got, by far this time, but they rocked the job last time and they will always be the place to get the bid now.Jay Roder
Lysters were friendly, professional and quickly repaired our leaky roof. I was very pleased how soon after I called that they could get the job done. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for an honest dependable exterior repair!Tracy O’Connell r