The roof design of the shed you choose will have a major influence on the appearance of your shed. Take a few moments to review the top five styles to make sure you end up with a shed roof where you feel comfortable.
1. The simplest design is the single-slope roof or steep
This type of roof is a gentle slope that encourages the flow of rainwater. When building a home extension, this style is also known as a "roof shed". This type of roof is useful when the total height of the shed is controlled by the local city council. One point to watch out here is that the liner is impermeable to water for the low roof slope.
2. The gable roof is a style we all know.
This type of roof has a central ridge and equal slopes down each side of the ridge. Make sure with this design that the cladding can cope with the slope of the roof. Terracotta tiles often require a minimum roof slope of 35 degrees (8 inches by 12 inches), asphalt tiles with underlay of about 18 degrees (4 inches on 12 inches).
3. The roof of the salt box is a popular style in the United States.
With this style, the crest line of the roof is shifted to about one third of the front wall and the roof will generally have equal slopes of 12 12 on each side. Be careful when this style is used on prefabricated sheds, the basic formula is often altered. make the shed unbalanced and displaced.
4. The Gambrel or barn roof is often known as a colonial Dutch barn.
This type of shed has a central ridge, each side starts gently sloping, then halfway along the roof, the slopes rise sharply. The great thing with this type of shed is the extra room from the head to the eaves. The additional headroom can be improved in two ways:
For low-walled hangars, the entire shed has a slight feeling of aeration.
The ground floor can be fully used and an attic can be used
5. The hipped roof is often considered the most attractive.
The hipped roof is similar to the gable style, but the ends of the roof tilt up to the ridge rather than being a vertical face. The hipped ends reduce the visual mass of the shed and are an attractive architectural feature. The style of the hip roof is often used on summer homes where roof storage is not a strong requirement, they may be slightly more complex to build than the gable roof but to my opinion it's worth it.