What Type Of Roof Do You Have?

It’s easy to get confused over which roof type you have with so many different options that depend on the type of property you have. If you are investing in reclaimed slate, then it will certainly be useful to know what type of roof you have. So from flat to steep pitches and everything in between, here are the various roof types you will come across.

Gabled Roof
Another common roof type in the UK is the gabled roof which has two sloping sides. These come together to form a ridge with the triangular extension called the gable placed at the top of the roof.

Lean To
Sometimes called a mono pitched roof, a lean to has a single slope which is attached to a wall. This type of roof is often used in small extensions to homes.

Flat Roof
A flat roof is exactly that, flat with no slopes. Flat roofs require regular maintenance to ensure good drainage.

Hipped roof
A hipped roof has four clopping sides which connect together to form a ridge. You can also get what is called a half-hipped roof where the upper part of the gable has a small ridge instead. This is then squared off at the top of the gable.

Cross Gabled Roof
A cross gabled roof has multiple gable rooflines intersecting. These are often found on larger properties.
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