Our traditional series sport long established roof line designs. These are the conventional gable, gambrel, hip, mansard, or salt box style roof.
Known for its peaked or itched roof, a gable roof is one of the most common roofing types seen worldwide. Recognized by an inverted “V” shape, they shed water and snow easily, allow for more attach ventilation, and are less expensive. and easier to build. A gable roof can also be combined with other roof types.
A gambrel roof similar to a gable roof, but with another slope added to its lower edges which has a much steeper pitch, while the upper side has a gentler one. Often described as “barn roofs” because they’re often seen on top of barns, farmhouses, and log cabins. They are also used in a wide range of traditional homes, including Georgian and Dutch Colonial. Their shape, helps provide more storage within a building.
Having equal sided slopes on all four sides, they join together at the top, forming a ridge. A hip roof is often sturdier and more durable due to the inward slope on all sides, enabling snow to slide off easily. They can be modified to include dormers.
A mansard roof has four sides in which the lower slope is much steeper than the upper slope. Sides can either be flat or curved, depending on the building’s architectural style. the lower, steeper slope can be used as additional floor space, known as a garret, and can be punctuated with dormers.
A saltbox roof features two slopes of varying length, with one much longer than the other. It’s like a gable roof, but with one side shorter than the other. The slope may be different on each side. It usually has two stories on one side and one story on the opposite side. Saltbox roofs were introduced to meet the need for more interior space and cover Colonial and Cape Cod homes in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Our max series boast more modern construction techniques. Contemporary and stylish keeping up with more recent times these designs include the A-frame, flat, and lean-to roof styles.
With its steeply-angled roofline this style functions as both the roof and two of the four sided exterior walls. This roof style can be open to the top rafters or have a drop ceiling. While an A-frame home has been around for centuries, they actually only surged in the 1950’s due to its simple and cost effective design.
Although they look flat from the outside, flat roofs have a slight incline to prevent water from collecting on the top. A roof with a slope of 3-in-12 or less is considered to be a “flat roof.” Many contemporary homes now use flat roof styles.
A style of shed rood, lean-to roofs have a single slope that inclines at a certain angle. This roofing type is common among many contemporary homes primarily because it offers more interior space than the more popular gable and hip roofs, all while maintaining a simple, sophisticated appearance.
Castles are symbolic of grandeur, nobility, solidity, and strategy. Adjectives that come to mind include ancient, grand, lavish, opulent, magnificent, imposing or stately. Castles represent authority, dominance, power, romance, safety, sovereignty, and wealth. They also bring to mind fantasy. The bell and conical roof styles are those that associate with castles.
Resembling the shape of a bell, this roof can come in forms such as round, square, and multi-sided. A classic appearance, its often found on vintage structures like churches, schools, as well as Tudor, Victorian, Queen Anne, and Edwardian homes.
Often referred to as a cone or turret roof, it is round on a flat panel rising to a point, forming a cone shape. This roof style is often found in medieval castles, Victorian homes and Eastern Europe.