The most common roofing styles for residential homes are the gable, hip, A-frame and flat roof styles. Each style has benefits and disadvantages for the homeowner, and the choice of style must be a factor in selecting the type of roofing material.
Gable and Hip Roofs in Colorado
Gable roofs and hip roofs are the most common roof shapes in the U.S., and both can be built with either a low or a steep pitch. They can be adapted to a range of house shapes and designs, shrug off water and snow well, provide for adequate attic ventilation, and are convenient for installing insulation. The gable is a two-sided roof that slopes down from the main ridge of the building, while a hip roof has four slopes running downwards from the center and side ridges.