Roof Styles

By: Hannah Pridgen

Hip

A roof with the ends inclined, as well as the sides.

Gambrel

A symmetrical roof with two slopes on each side. The upper slope is more gradual, and the lower slope is steeper.

Mansard

A roof that contains four sloping sides each one getting steeper halfway down.

shed

A slanted roof with only one side pointing downward in one direction.

Flat

A roof perpendicular to the ground with no sides and no direction.

Saltbox

Long, pitched roof that slows down to the back. The homes with pitched roofs are two stories in the front and one in the back.

High-pitched Gable

Two sloping planes that meet at a point or a ridge. Mostly are very steep.

Low-Pitched Gable

Two sloping planes that meet at a point or a ridge although the low-pitched are a lot more gradual than the high pitched.

Dormers

Structures that protrude from a sloping roof surface. Used to create usable space in the roof of a home.