Roof Styles

by Madison Perry

Hip

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


Style: Arts and Crafts

Gambrel


a roof with two sides, each of which has a shallower slope above a steeper one.


Style: Dutch Colonial

Mansard

a roof that has four sloping sides, each of which becomes steeper halfway down.


Style: French Eclectic

Shed

A roof having only one sloping plane and no hips, ridges or valleys.


Style: Contemporary-Modern

Flat

A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. A roof nearly horizontal, constructed of such material as allows the water to run off freely from a very slight inclination.


Style: Contemporary

Saltbox

a frame house having up to three stories at the front and one fewer at the back with a steeply pitched roof.


Style: Colonial Period

High Pitched Gable


the portion of the front or side of a building enclosed by or masking the end of a steep pitched roof.


Style: Mountain Residence

Low Pitched Gable

the portion of the front or side of a building enclosed by or masking the end of a low pitched roof.


Style: Woodside Guest House

Dormer

a window that projects vertically from a sloping roof.


Style: Cape Cod