A combination roof incorporates a design using various roofs on the same structure for aesthetic and practical reasons.
For example, a house may have a hip roof with a gable roof over dormers and a skillion over the porch.
Pros: Using a variety of roofs adds architectural interest to a house. It’s also a great way to use the best type of roof for each section of the home.
Cons: The more complex the design, the more expensive it will be. Adding different pitches and roof types will require more building materials and labor costs.
Joining different roofs always adds valleys and ridges. These are the weakest areas of the roof where water can pool and leak.
When choosing a roof, first determine what type will and won’t work for your area. For example, if you live in a snowy area, a higher pitched roof that is designed to easily shed off high accumulations of snow, can be one the most practical options. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, then consider your needs. Do you need extra space or would you rather build an Eco-friendly house? Lastly, decide on the style.
Take these important factors into consideration and you’ll have the roof and house of your dreams.
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