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How To Know Your Roof Type

When planning a roofing project, you must know the type of roof you have on your home. From the roof shape to the material, this is important information that will help a roofing company make an accurate estimate.


However, knowing your roof type can be difficult for those with an untrained eye. Many roof shapes look similar, so you must know how to spot the differences in your home.

This article will cover various roof designs and how to know your roof type.


Roofing Designs & Shapes

There are various roof shapes, each with a different pitch and incline. The most common roofing shape is the gable roof, the classic design with the peak meeting at the middle of the house design.


Gable roofs have different elevations, from steep peaks to a gradual incline to the peak of the roofing system. Along with the classic gable roof, there are clipped and dutch gable roofs.

A clipped gable roof has the classic design, but the top peak of the roofing system is bent inwards. Dutch gable roofs combine several styles, with a standard gable roof and a lower section.


Along with gable roofs, hip roofs have four equal sides that meet in the middle of the home. Lastly, there are less common roofing styles such as flat roofs and shed roofs with a slight elevation.


Roofing Materials


Once you figure out the roofing shape and design, you will need to know the materials used for your roof. Fortunately, this is an easy process as only a handful of materials are used for roofing systems.


The most common roofing materials are:

  • Asphalt Shingles

  • Metal

  • Slate

  • Clay and Concrete Tiles

  • Stone-Coated Steel

While working with a professional roofing company, they can identify which roofing materials are on your roof. You are also not stuck with a certain material, with the ability to switch to a material that bests suits your property.

When choosing a roofing material, there are several considerations that you need to make for the project. The climate and budget determine which roofing style is perfect for your home.


Request a Free Project Quote From Our Roofing Company

NESCOR is a trusted roofing company that delivers streamlined roofing services for customers. Our team is always one call away if you want award-winning roofing service.

Contact us today to request a free roofing project quote. Call to speak with an expert or fill out the online quote form.

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