When planning your custom home, you might not put much thought into your roof initially. However, knowing your options can help to cement your home’s exterior design and style, while also considering the possibility of an attic space that can be used for storage or even extra living space. The best roofing options for Maryland custom homes take into account weather conditions throughout the year, as well.
The gable roof is the most popular roof style in the U.S. It’s a roof that is sloped on both sides, creating a triangle on either side. It’s simple for builders, cost-effective, and it’s a great option for areas that experience heavy snow and rainfall. The slopes of a gable roof prevent snow and rainwater from accumulating, which has the potential to cause severe damage to the roof. It also may add additional living or storage space if you have weight-bearing trusses installed.
A hip roof is sloped on all 4 sides, creating a ridge in the middle of the roof. This roof is not as easy to build as a gable roof, but it has superior protection against high winds and maintains the ability to prevent water accumulation from rain and snowfall.
A skillion roof, or lean-to, is a roof that is built at an angle, with a high front and a low back. These roofs are easy to build, making them cost-effective. They’re also excellent at run-off, making them a great option for areas that experience excessive rain and snow. Skillion roofs are aesthetically pleasing as well, making them stand out from other roofing options. They are often seen on more contemporary homes.
A saltbox roof is angled on the front and back, with a shorter slope up front and a longer slope down the back. This is another great option for heavy snow and rainfall, with the slopes preventing water and snow accumulation. It is also more durable than the gable roof, but it is not as easy to build so it costs a bit more. It can allow for a higher ceiling and a more modern look on the interior.
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