Roofs are so often overlooked and are only considered a useful aspect of a home to keep you warm and dry. A roof can serve as an additional benefit to the entire appearance of your home and increase your home’s value when you decide to sell.
Here are some great roof styles you might want to take into consideration if you will be remodeling for a wonderful traditional look or something quite modern.
The Gable Roof House:
The gable roof is probably the most common design found in colder temperatures. There are two roof sections that slope in opposite directions and usually are rectangular in appearance. The sides slope and then meet at the ridge creating a triangular section known as the gable.
The Winged Roof House:
This traditional house was transformed by expanding down and out, creating a wonderful wing-like roof with gold-colored copper alloy creating an amazing contemporary work of art.
The Thatched Roof House:
There are very few who look upon a thatched roof without being in awe. Thatched roofs are very common in some areas of Europe including England and the style of choice for cottages. This cottage is dressed in a thatched roof giving it an appearance of being centuries old though the home is quite new.
Your home would have to be constructed 6m away from nearby homes as thatched roofs can be a fire hazard. With its high pitch, low eaves, and dormer windows, this classic look is really beautiful.
A Touch Of A Fairy Tale:
With a steep pitch, there are no other roofs that say fairytale like this with its dragon on the roof. This remarkable design turned this 19th-century farmhouse into a unique, individual style. It has round segments and a tower that looks like something directly out of a Grimms brothers fairy tale.
The Butterfly Roof House:
The remains of the framework of a 1960s design, this house is just one of four created by Mervyn Seal and called a “butterfly home” due to its wing-shaped roof covering. Seal’s own home was designed with ideal angles to address the west-facing high slope. The design not only maximizes the view but the long side allows for the southern sun.
The Japanese Inspired Roof Home:
With its mono-pitch roof that forms angular look, this 1916 bungalow hiding behind its new material, looks like a Huf Haus. The addition of timbers and palm trees gives the house a very uncanny look from the Far East.
The Bauhaus Home:
This remodeled home has a large roof balcony which is excellent for outdoor enjoyment and even offers attached audio speakers.
The Bent Zinc Hood Home:
This converted windmill is topped with a living space and dressed in a new zinc roof. It has a glazed veranda that provides views across the entire countryside.
An Origami Home:
Made of white render, stone, and hardwood, this level roof has an origami design with different slopes and pitches for its dynamic look.
The Copper-Finished Barrel Roof:
You’d never know this soft roof was originally a modernist self-developed flat roof and the structure sat on stilts. The stilts have been removed and replaced with an expansion under the structure and has a 2-story side expansion. The new copper-finished roof softens the bleak lines the home originally had.