The concept of “under the roof”, “I have a roof over my head”, elevate the meaning of the roof to the meaning of “I have a home”. And this is not accidental, because it is an extremely important architectural element that marks its construction.
According to www.logikroofing.com, as the fifth facade of the house, the roof is tied to all the other factors that shape the architecture – location, climate, sights and surrounding, as well as field planning. It is also tasked with specific tasks – for better sunshine and wind protection. Its aesthetic contribution is particularly important for the overall impact of the house.
Types of roofs
The variety in the geometry of the roof is great. Pure geometric shapes – single, double and quadruple roofs can be steep or sloping. When mixing their components, any variations of inclined plates, including even cylindrical segments, appear. The numerous possible combinations form an inexhaustible palette of choice. But this choice is rather tough and not quite cheap. It is predetermined by the sought after stylistic features and the specific limitations of design and technology.
A key element in designing the top of the house is the determination of the roof type. In the initial conceptual phase, the most suitable one is chosen from the wide varied variety of roofs and architectural types. Thus, its architecture and shape, the type of tile or slab coating, have the most significant influence on the appearance and style of the house as a whole.
Here is a list of some of the basic types of roofs
Single-sided roof – contains one inclined plane without a ridge. The outer walls of the house are of different height. It is typical of small one-storey bungalow houses. Often the one-sided roof is an element of the roof construction of more sophisticated buildings, the slopes are being constructed from walls of different heights.
Double-layered roof: The roof structure is made of two skis with the same or different slope, ending with eaves in the three directions. There is also a version with a gable at each end.
Quadruple roof: the most common roof structure, containing inclined planes with the same structure of slopes. With a more complex geometry of the plan, a multi-roofed roof is a very interesting choice and preferred by many people mostly because of its interesting and unique design.
Dutch roof: a combination of a skate with a small gable at the top of the roof, often used for lighting.
Roof with different slopes: a roof type that contains flats with different slopes on either side of the ridge, the bottom is steeper than the top.
Mansard roof: its slopes have different slopes on each of the four sides. The lower surface is significantly more inclined than the top and can be almost vertical. Provides a more comfortable attic floor.
Pyramidal or polygonal roof: it is symmetrical – it is built on a square, hexagonal or octagonal base. Used for vertical accents and free standing items.
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