At Shencorp Total Roofing Services, we deliver quality commercial roofing and commercial protective roof coatings. Since 1977, we’ve become the leading choice for industrial and commercial roofing services throughout Winchester, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Richmond, and other parts of the mid-Atlantic region in Virginia. Our goal is to deliver professionally managed commercial roofing projects with consistency. We offer many services, including installation, re-roofing, preventive maintenance, repair, coatings, and single-ply coatings.
When you have to make the difficult decision of choosing the type of roof you’d like to be installed for your new building, we at Shencorp know how difficult a decision that can be. Roofing is complicated, and there are many different types of roof structures and roof materials. We can help you make sure you’re making the right decision for your roof. While there are many different types of roofs, there are a few that are quite popular:
Skillion roofs: these are also referred to as a lean-to or a shed roof. Typically, skillion roofs are a single, sloping roof, which is usually attached to a wall. These are mostly used for home additions, porches, and sheds, but there has been a rise in using skillion roofs for modern style homes lately. These are easy to assemble and simply constructed. Because they have a steep pitch, they’re great for areas with high rain and snow fall.
Jerkinhead roofs: these use elements of gable and hip roofs. They are more stable than a regular gable roof, but the complex design of this type of roof makes building costs increase. These types of roof are more resistant to wind damage, and they provide more space than a traditional hip roof.
Butterfly roofs: V-shaped roofs that are made up of two pieces that are angled up on the outside. These roofs look like a butterfly in flight, and they are popular for modern, eco-friendly, and tropical home designs. This roof provides more natural light inside the home, which lowers heating bills and brings an open feel to the home. Solar panels and water collection systems can be easily incorporated with this kind of roof, but it is a bit more expensive to build.
Bonnet roofs: also known as knicked-eaves. This type of roof is double sloped, which are not commonly used for modern homes. This type of roof can be seen in regions of Louisiana and Mississippi. Water runs easily off the slopes of bonnet roofs, but this type of roof is more difficult to construct, and therefore more expensive to install.
Salt box roofs: these are asymmetrical in design, and they are variations of early Colonial designs. The slope in salt box roofs make water run off easy, but the building costs are higher because the design is tricky.
At Shencorp Total Roofing Services, we want to help with all your roofing needs. When you partner with us, you will receive the best industrial and commercial roofing contractor in the mid-Atlantic region. Contact us today!