It happens quite often that people get so engrossed in designing and building the house that they completely forget about the roof styles and its importance. In case you are also heading towards something like that then let me remind you that the roof of your house is the most prominent aspect of your house and can make all the difference between an attractive, outstanding house and an ordinary, run of the mill house. If you are building a very complex, extraordinary house, then you need an extraordinary roof style too to complete the look. Otherwise you can’t get a balanced, complete look to your house. But do keep in mind that the more outstanding complex home you are building, the more your costs will go up. Hence you must keep in mind the cost and affordability factor while building your house.
Types of roofs
There are many types of roof styles. They are called hip on gable, gambrel, hip, pyramid, and gable and so on. The simple gable roof style is however the most basic and the cheapest to install. It is very popular and small houses which are rectangular in shape opt for this roof style. The two main surfaces of the roof angle upwards and meet each other at the peak. Thus the roof has a slope. It is very easy to install because while you are installing this roof style you don’t need to cut and fit the shingles in different shapes, you just lay them in long rows. This cuts down the costs also. On the other hand if there is a lot of cutting and fitting required then obviously the costs of installation will go up according to the complexity of the work.
A simple basic designed roof style can also be made to look stylish. Just because you have chosen something basic doesn’t mean that it has to look drab and dreary. You can change the appearance of the roof style to something more attractive and eye catching by simply selecting a more stylish in color, shape and texture roofing material.
Many homeowners have found to their surprise and happiness that they could keep the building and installation costs low by opting for a basic roofing style and using higher end shingles so that the roofs looked more elegant and opulent. Higher end shingles can convert your regular roof style to something fancier and dressed up. The fancier, high end shingles do cost you more than the regular shingles but they turn out to be cheaper than the installation of expensive, complex roofing styles.
If you are not sure regarding the roof style that would look good on your house and are finding it difficult to make up your mind then the best thing to do is drive down the neighborhood slowly. Go to the different localities and see what they have used for their roofs. Notice the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Notice how old roof styles look different from the new modern roof styles, and also notice how people have used different materials to dress up and accentuate the simple roofs at reasonable costs.
If you think it is too cumbersome a method then the next convenient thing you can do is go to a home improvement store or the local roofing store and learn about the various roofing styles in fashion. This way you will get an idea of the styles and you can also discuss the pros and cons of each one of them with the experts out there.
Thus with a little effort you can choose the perfect roof style for your house and get the best look for your house.