From simple flat roofs to the most elaborate gambrel roofs, the architecture of roofing styles has evolved over the centuries on every continent of the world. For example, the slanted saltbox roof, which protects people from cold winds, came from the northern states of Colonial America in the 1700s, while the mansard roof is attributed to a French architect named Mansart, who designed it in the 1800s.
While architecture determines the appearance of your new roof, its shape determines the functionality. So if you’re looking for extra floor space and a cozy feel, a hipped roof with dormers is the way to go. Or if you’re looking to expand square footage in a Cape Cod, you’ll want to start checking out saltbox roofs with larger dormers. But these are just a few of the many options for your new roofing style. Browse the articles below, and be sure to get in touch with a contractor to learn more.
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