Roof Types: Part 3

By Jessica Furniss, July 27, 2015 | In Home Design |

Welcome back to Frusterio Design! Today, we complete our 3 part series on different styles of roofs. Our goal as a design firm is to not only create beautiful home designs, but equip our clients with the knowledge to make educated decisions to what best suits their home design needs.

Saltbox

saltbox roof
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A saltbox house is a building with a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back, generally a wooden frame house. A saltbox has just one story in the back and two stories in the front. The flat front and central chimney are recognizable features, but the asymmetry of the unequal sides and the long, low rear roof line are the most distinctive features of a saltbox, which takes its name from its resemblance to a wooden lidded box in which salt was once kept. Wikipedia

Hipped Roof

hipped roof
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A hip roof, hip-roof[1] or hipped roof, is a type of roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope. Wikipedia

Flat Roof

flat roof
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A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. The slope of a roof is properly known as its pitch and flat roofs have up to approximately 10°.[1] Flat roofs are an ancient form mostly used in arid climates and allow the roof space to be used as a living space or a living roofWikipedia

We hope you have enjoyed learning about different roof styles and are excited to hear from you. Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments. What is your favorite roof style?

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