At Shencorp Total Roofing Services, we specialize in commercial roofing and commercial protective roof coating services throughout Winchester, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Richmond, and other parts of the mid-Atlantic region in Virginia. Since 1977, we have become the leading choice for industrial and commercial roofing services. Our goal is to deliver professionally managed commercial roofing projects with consistency. We provide installation, re-roofing, repair, preventive maintenance, coatings, and single-ply services.
When choosing the type of roof for your new building, you may feel flustered in making the right choice. There are many different types of roofing – made structurally different and with varying materials. At Shencorp, we can help make sure you make the most efficient decisions when it comes to your roof. Here are a few of the most popular types of roofs:
Gable roofs: also known as pitched or peaked roofs. They are easily recognized by their triangular shape. They shed water and snow easily and provide more space inside. With their relatively simple design, these roofs are easy to build and cheaper than more complex roof designs. However, gable roofs can be problematic in areas with high winds.
Hip roofs: these types of roofs slop on all four sides, and the sides are all equal length and come together at the top to form a ridge. These roofs are more stable than gable roofs because the inward slope makes it more sturdy. However, these are more expensive to build than a gable roof because of their complex design.
Mansard roofs: also known as a French roof. This type of roof is four-sided with a double slope on each side. These can create much more living space inside the building, and they’re great for people who may add on to their home. However, the low-pitched part of the mansard roof isn’t great for heavy snowfall.
Gambrel roofs: also known as a barn roof. Much like a mansard roof, a gambrel has two different slopes. These types of roofs also provide extra living space, but this type of roof is not recommended for areas with heavy winds or significant snowfall.
Flat roofs: flat roofs are – you guessed it – flat! They do have a slight pitch to allow water to run off, though. These roofs are generally used on commercial buildings. They provide extra space on the top of buildings for things like patios, gardens, or a penthouse room.
There are many other types of roofs that are commonly chosen, but these few will give you a good idea of how different roofing systems can be. At Shencorp Total Roofing Services, we want to help with all your roofing needs. When you partner with us, you’re getting the best industrial and commercial roofing contractor in the mid-Atlantic region. Contact us today!