If you have ever looked at a beautiful home or building and wondered, “What is that type of roof called?” then this article is for you. At Stone Truss, we offer pre-built trusses to create every type of roofline, so no matter what design you prefer, we have a product to make construction easier.
Rooflines are designed and built to withstand various types of weather or other environmental conditions, but they are also designed with beauty in mind. In most of North America, roofs of all types can be created to withstand snow loads, heat, or torrential rain. Therefore, many cities feature homes with many different types of architectural styles and rooflines.
Furthermore, many builders choose rooflines to fit certain architectural styles. Tudor rooflines, for example, often feature oversized gables, while Southern styles may feature a steeply pitched hip roof. Many modern styles feature flat roofs that are gently sloped to provide drainage. An architect or builder who is designing a new home may spend time researching in order to find the right style or combination of styles, as the roof is often a major portion of the construction cost and labor cost of a new home.
There are countless variations in rooflines, with combinations and permutations quite common as architects and builders look for a unique profile. However, most rooflines are based on four rather simple patterns.
Stone Truss offers solutions for quick and easy construction of all roof types. Give us a call today to learn more about how you can use trusses to cut the time and cost of your next construction project.