Six Complex Types Of Roofing

 In Blog

At WeatherTech Roofing, we’ve seen it all. We’ve worked on many different types of roofing, with different shapes and sizes and different materials. We’ve also seen homeowners take a wide range of strategies toward long-term maintenance. Some are proactive and keep good records of what’s done to the roof. Others simply ‘wing it,’ skipping the documentation, and sometimes letting something deteriorate past the point of solvency.


But let’s talk about some of the complicated types of roofing that take a little more care and TLC. These are roof areas that need to be cared for well, in order to stay in good condition, and demonstrate value for a property. 


Gambrel Roof


Some old barns and other buildings tend to have these types of double-jointed roofs. Here you start out with a sharper or broader angle, and then you have a different extension of the roof slant at a different pitch.


That requires care to both of these different planes that are joined together to provide the gambrel look. It’s quaint, but it might take more upkeep, too. 


Many-Gabled Roofing


Some McMansion properties tend to look rather chockablock with lots of different roof pitching involved in different areas of the property. All of this will require its own maintenance plan for the long term.


Curved Roofing


This is one of the hardest types of roofing to work on.


First, the builder had to provide the curved framing joints and trusses. Then they had to lay the roof in a curved design. Access is more difficult, and maintenance can be more expensive.


Lots of Dormers


Sometimes you have a relatively straightforward roof, but a lot of dormers sticking out at uncomfortable angles. A dormer window design necessitates a separate set of exterior walls built into the roof, with another ‘mini roof’ usually set perpendicular.


Round and Square Gables


It’s tempting to include a turret design in a house – but these structures have to be capped with round roofing. Upper cylinders with round roofing combined with square roofing pitches can be difficult to work on.


Flat and Sloped Roofing


Some properties have a flat roof area on top, with pitched roofing at the sides. Here, the property owner has to ensure that the middle flat portion doesn’t act as a “trap” and retain debris or ice, or anything else that might harm the roof structure. 


Think about the maintenance for any type of roof that you have on your property. WeatherTech Roofing can help with professional roofing services that make a difference. 



Recent Posts
Roofer in safety helmet and harness drilling on a roof in San Antonio.Can You Safely Install New Shingles Over Old Ones?