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The Top 7 Roof Styles And Designs For 2021

March 10, 2021
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One of the most dreaded home improvement projects that any homeowner or property manager may wish to avoid if possible is roof replacement and installation. This is not just a massive project but one that will significantly impact your building's overall appearance. Before you pick the right roof type and material for your home, you need to decide the roof style you want for your home.

Knowing the right roofing style and designs is the first step towards getting a good roofing project done. It will also help you decide what roof material or shingle to go for. If you are not sure about what type of roof style or roof design to go with, below are the top 7 styles you can pick.

Mansard Roofs

The Mansard roofs afford a unique French appeal. It has four slopes. Each side of the home is fitted with two slopes. Its lowest slope is steeper than the one above it. Depending on how your local roofer chooses to install it, the upper slope is not visible from the ground level.

Gambrel Roofs

Gambrel roofs are very similar to Mansard roofs. However, while the Mansards have a rich French heritage, the Gambrel style roofs feature upright gable ends and a signatory Dutch heritage.

Cross Gabled Roofs

Cross gabled roof is a more distinct variety of the gabled roofs. When viewed from the front, the cross gabled roof gives off a triangular impression. This roof style offers extra aesthetic appeal to homes. It works best on structures with extra wings.

Pyramid Roofs

Just as the name suggests, a pyramid roof is shaped like a pyramid. This roofing style features best on small aspects of a home. They can also be applied to roof many small structures like garages and pool houses.

Hip Roofs

The hip roofs are quite similar to the pyramid roofs. However, rather than having a pointed top, each side links at a ridge or flat section. This style of roofing is predominantly used in high-wind areas. It is much functional than the pyramid roof.

Saltbox Roofs

If you're much interested in the appeal of your roof, the saltbox roof style is the best way to go. Its unique and charming style always attracts many looks by passersby. It is most commonly applied on homes with a single story on one side and two stories on the opposite side. They are also ideal in areas with high wind. The saltbox design features a long pitch, asymmetry, and two sides with contrasting long and short lengths.

Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are a more popular and favored style of roofing. It is common with most residential and commercial buildings. Its ease of accessibility, simplicity, and extra space it offers has endeared it to many homeowners and property managers. On the downside, rainwater and ice don't drain off quickly, and it collects dirt, leaves, and other debris more easily than other roof designs.


While there are many different roofing styles and designs to pick from, choosing the best local roofing contractor near you is the ultimate. To get the best out of your roofing project, Royal Renovators is your go-to roofer. Contact us today at 118-35 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY 11375 (718) 414-6067 https://www.nycrenovators.com/.

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