Roofing Material Choices for Different Roof Types

Oct 15, 2015

Different roofing materials work well with different roofing types. Whether you have a gable roof, hip roof, mansard, flat roof, or anything in between, we have the materials and experience to make your roof look fantastic. ABC Roofing & Exteriors explains how to identify your roof type and suggests the materials ideal for your roof.

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Gable Roofs

These are among the more popular roofing types today. You can identify these by their triangular shape. Side gables have two equal panels pitched at an angle that meet at a ridge in the middle. A crossed gable roof has two gable roof sections combined at a right angle. As the premier roofing contractors in Greensboro, NC, we recommend asphalt shingles or wooden shingles for this roof. Their traditional look suits the gable roof’s simple design.

Hip Roofs

You can recognize a hip roof by the sloped panels on all four sides. Its sides are equal and meet together at the top to form a ridge. It’s more stable compared with gable roofs because of the inward slope of all four sides. Like the gable roof, hip roofs work well with most roofing materials, such as wooden or asphalt shingles, or tiles. If you want your home to stand out, we suggest going for tile, as it’s durable and works great with classic architecture.

Mansard Roofs

These roofs are four-sided and feature a double slope on each side that meets to form a low-pitched roof. The mansard roof’s lower slope is steeper and its sides can be flat or curved. Mansard roofs create a lot of extra space that you can use for new home additions. This is a unique design, so ask your Greensboro roofers for a unique material. We can install slate in a diamond pattern to make your roof look more special.

Gambrel Roofs

These are like mansard roofs in that these have two different slopes. A gambrel, however, only has two sides like a gable roof. You typically see these roofs on barns, Georgian style, and Dutch Colonial style homes. The type of material we’re going to use on your roof depends on your architectural style. Nevertheless, go for a metal gambrel roof for a tough and low-maintenance option.

With the right materials, your roof will be the envy of the neighborhood. ABC Roofing & Exteriors uses only the highest quality asphalt shingles, slate, tile, metal, and wooden shingles. Our company is fully licensed, insured, and certified and our crew is experienced in all types of roof repair and installation. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we’re in the top 3% of all roofing contractors in the US, as well.

Call us at (336) 286-0462 to learn more about our products and services, or to get a free in-home estimate.