Shed roof style relates to a type of a planar angled roof compared to the common gable roof, and a heavy application of unprotected wooden exterior. This type of roof structures in many cases are influenced conventional mountain cottage architecture, however they are far more modernistic in their implementation, usually showing up as a combination of wedge-designed forms.
Starting in the later nineteen sixties, shed roof style encountered the highest acceptance in in the nineteen seventies, when it usually applied for schools, small office buildings and houses. This roof style mainly become extinct in cities and urban areas in the late nineteen eighties, primarily as a consequence of excessive maintenance demands of wooden surfaces, but has stayed favored in non-urban and suburban areas.
Types Of A Shed Roof
You will find several types of a shed roof which are still preferred when building houses especially in suburban areas. This types of shed roof are:
- A-frame style
- gambrel style
- victorian style
- saltbox style
- hip roof style
In A-frame style of roofing the complete house is roofed by big A shaped roof. In this type of roofing the roof and side walls are one and the same. A gambler roof is typically symmetrical two-sided roof, and he has symmetrical slope on both sides. Gamble roof type gives bigger storage area under the roof. Victorian style of shed roof is known as gable roof with a abrupt slope and usually one or more dormers (a window that projects vertically from a sloping roof). The saltbox roof design is known by higher roofing-line in the front of the house and lower roofing-line at back of the house. With this style, house looks very similar to the wooden boxes from colonial era in which the salt was stored. Hip roof style is one of the most steady shed roof types. in this roof style roof slopes on all 4 sides of the house and pitch of the roof is lower.