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In our previous posts, we have discussed the most common types of roofs. Now, we’ll finish up with the final five most popular types of roofs, including sawtooth roofs, curved roofs, pyramid roofs, dome roofs, and combination roofs.
A sawtooth roof includes two or more parallel pitched roofs, and the roof resembles the side view of a saw blade. These were once only used on commercial buildings, but now they’re used in modern home design too. Because windows are placed in the vertical spaces of the roof, this allows more natural light inside the building. However, this complex design is more expensive and more high-maintenance than other roof types.
A curved roof is a lot like the Skillion (or shed) roof, but for a curved roof, the planes are curved. This is a very modern design, making this type of roof very aesthetically pleasing. A curved roof can cover the entire home or just a single section like an entrance. These can be customized, making them a bit pricey.
A pyramid roof is a type of hip roof, and all four sides come up to a point at the top of the roof (like a pyramid). These are usually used for smaller buildings, like cabins, pool houses, or garages. These are extremely resistant to strong winds, but they can be costly due to the complexity of the design.
A dome roof is polygonal and has an inverted bowl shape. These are great for aesthetic reasons, especially for cupolas, gazebos, or crow’s nests. Dome roofs are beautiful and durable as well, but because of the complex design, they are expensive to construct.
Finally, a combination roof is combining several types of roofs on one building. This can be for practical and/or aesthetic reasons. Building a combination roof is good for architectural interest, but again, because of complex designs, can be quite expensive to build.
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