Roofs are the roof of a house, but they also can be roof-top gardens. Here in this article, we’re going to take a look at some roof designs that you will love and find innovative. From rooftop bars to green roofs, these roof designs are sure to inspire your next home project!

Metal Roofs

Metal roofing is one of the most popular roof styles. It provides a durable, long-lasting option that can withstand hail storms and high winds better than other roof types. Metal roofs are maintenance free for many years to come; after installation they only need to be cleaned once or twice per year with soap and water.

Some disadvantages of metal roofing are their cost and weight. They can be more expensive than other roof styles, although they’re typically less costly in the long-run.

Their thickness also requires special structural considerations to prevent roof sagging or bowing; as well as additional bracing for high wind areas. Aluminum is not recommended on homes with flat roofs because it can cause roof leaks.

The cost of metal roofs is a relatively small investment in the durability, longevity and roof replacement costs saved over time. The life expectancy of most roofing materials ranges from 15 to 40 years; meaning that if you live on your home for less than this period then it will not pay off the initial price difference. 

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Tile Roofs

Tile roofs are a popular choice for people who want to enhance the look of their home, but what is it? Tile Roofing is an exterior covering that protects buildings from rain or snow. Its durability and style make it perfect for both commercial and residential properties.  

Tiles are made up of clay, concrete, stone, or even glass. These tiles are laid on top of each other and secured with mortar to create a waterproof surface. They have been around since ancient times and can be found all over the world!

High-Pitch Roofs

A roof with a high pitch (an angle of incline) may be used to keep snow from accumulating on the roof or simply for aesthetic purposes.

Roof Pitch refers to both the roof’s slope and its height. Low-pitch roofs have angles less than 45 degrees, while steep-pitched roofs are at least 60 degrees when measured from horizontal.

High-pitch roofing is generally more expensive than low roof pitch because of the cost to install roof vents and gutters, but they also require less maintenance. Low-sloped roofs are easier to keep clean with a roof rake or broom attachment on your vacuum cleaner; while high pitched roof decks can be cleared by just using a roof blower.

Green Roofs

A green roof is an environmentally-friendly roofing option that provides insulation and reduces noise pollution, while adding aesthetic value to the home’s exterior. They’re also designed to manage storm water runoff from roofs by using natural processes such as osmosis and evaporation in place of traditional roofing technologies.

Green roof designs are attractive, and they’re also a practical option for those who want to build or renovate homes with smaller roof spaces since the panels can be installed on almost any type of roof system. 

Some disadvantages of green roofs are their cost and weight; as well as the time required before getting full benefits from the roof. The initial cost of installing a green roof is more expensive than traditional roofing; and the benefits are only realized after an average of five years, which can make it difficult for some homeowners to justify investment in this type of roofing.

Gable Roofs

A gable roof is a roof type with two sloping planes that meet in the middle. Ridges are often connected on these roof types, and they provide extra insulation for homes due to their height above ground level. Gable roofs can be built using materials such as wood, steel or concrete block; but metal roofing appears to be the most popular roof type among homeowners.

The benefits of a gable roof are that they provide more headroom than other roof types; and they also offer greater protection against high winds because there is less surface area for wind to act upon. 

Gables roofs can be designed with varying degrees of pitch, from nearly flat (a low-sloped roof) to steeply sloped (a high-pitched roof).

Corrugated Roofs

A corrugated roof is the fastest and cheapest way for a homeowner to add an architectural detail to their home’s exterior. They are often used in warehouses, industrial buildings or agricultural settings that have large roof areas; but they can also be used in residential roofing applications such as a carport or barn.

The cost of corrugated roofing is typically less than the average roof replacement; and their low-sloped design provides good protection from high winds by minimizing surface area for wind to act upon. The initial installation of these roofs may take up to three days, and they can be installed by roofing professionals or homeowners.

The disadvantages of corrugated roofing are that installation is a bit more involved than traditional roof installations; as well as the increased weight on roof framing members due to their high density. 

Scissor Roofs

A scissor roof (also known as a roof shed) is a roofing system with sloping roof planes that are perpendicular to each other. These types of roofs have both advantages and disadvantages, but the benefits may be worth considering in certain situations such as for homes under construction or additions where space is limited.

The advantage of this roof type is their decreased cost because they don’t require roof rafters or beams. The disadvantages are that they cannot be used in snowy climates; and their limited roofing space makes it difficult to install insulation, vents or pipes on the roof without causing a safety issue with construction workers who may need access for installation purposes.

A-Frame Roofs

The advantages of an A-frame roof are that they’re inexpensive to construct (under $1000) and can provide extra living space like dormer windows above the roof line.

These types of roofs typically only have one slope along each side wall which means there is less surface area for wind to act upon during stormy weather; therefore, these roofs offer some protection from high winds when compared to other sloped roof designs such as gable roof designs.

The disadvantages of an A-frame roof are that they’re not as wind resistant, offer less protection against moisture and can be difficult to access for repairs or maintenance because the roof is elevated over the ground level. 

Eaves Roofs

An eaves roof has sloping roof planes that meet at a right angle (90 degrees) in order to cover all corners of a building’s exterior walls; these roofs typically have one slope along each side wall which means there is less surface area for wind to act on during stormy weather.

The benefits of this roof type are that it provides better insulation than other design types due to its tight fit around building siding; and also offers increased headroom inside homes when compared with traditional roof designs.

The disadvantages of an eaves roof are that it can be difficult to access for repairs or maintenance because the roof is elevated over the ground level; and also, in some regions where snowfall occurs, this type of roof may not provide as much protection against high winds due to its lack of surface area (the sloped roof planes are at a right angle).