If you are building a custom home or renovating your old house and are stuck on what style of roof you want to incorporate, there are a lot of options to choose from! If you are looking for some inspiration on the type of roof you should use, here a just a few of the more popular types that will look great on any home.

Gable roof

The gable roof style is one of the most popular and cost-effective types of roof to use on your home. It features a triangle shape that is created by two slopes that meet at the top ridge. Building a gable roof is the easiest types of roof to build and the materials are fairly inexpensive compared to other styles. Gable roofs are great for steering moisture off the top of your house that is caused by snow and rain.

Gambrel roof

The gambrel roof style is generally used for barns, but in today’s modern age a lot of people are starting to use them on their houses. The cost for re-roofing your home to feature a gambrel roof is fairly similar to the gable roof (at most it will be 10% more expensive), except it can be a little trickier to do properly. You have to ensure that the roof has proper ventilation and insulation to protect your home from the harsh winter elements.

Flat roof

If you live in an area with low precipitation and a lot of sunlight, a flat roof will help your home look amazing and save money at the same time. With a flat roof, you will be able to install solar panels to help power your home more environmentally friendlier. You can also use a flat roof to plant gardens, build a patio, or add a penthouse room! One major disadvantage to a flat roof is that water does not leave the top of your house as fast as a sloped roof, meaning you may have to pay for more upkeep or repairs if your roof gets damaged.

Jerkinhead roof

If you are looking for a more vintage style of roofing, a jerkinhead roof may be a great option for you to explore. Jerkinhead roofs are similarly ventilated as a gable type with just a few extra steps to follow when installing, but the cost should not exceed 3% more than a gable roof. Jerkinhead roofs look amazing if you are going for an old Victorian style, plus they are more stable than other types of roofing options.

Metal Roofs

If you are looking for a more economical and financial friendly option, choosing a metal roof will be your best option. Metal roofs are created through an automated manufacturing process that allows for precision cutting for the style you want. The precise cutting will significantly reduce waste so you won’t be stuck with unused pieces that you will eventually have to throw out.

If you live in the London or Mississauga area and are looking to build your custom home or renovate your existing home with a metal roof, Green Metal Roofing should be the first company to contact! We have seven different colours and four different styles including Riviera, Prestige, Trapeze and Venice to make your home stand out from the rest of your neighbourhood. You can request your quote today by calling us at 519-668-6635 or email us at info@greenmetal.ca.