Do you know what type of roof you have on your home? Minneapolis and St. Paul have many different styles of homes with varied roofs. When considering a new roof or repair in Minnesota, it is important to know what type of roof your home has. The shape and design can affect the overall cost to replace it.
A common residential Bloomington roofing style is a gable roof. This style has open sides on both ends (and sometimes more depending on how many gables are on the home). The open sides allow the roof to be breathable. A gable roof is typically what comes to mind when you think of a roof.
A hipped roof is shaped like a pyramid. There are triangular sides that come to a point at the top.
A gambrel roof is what you usually see at a farm. The roof slopes at different angles
A gambrel roof has two curved lines. This can be a more elegant approach to a roof. The roof slopes on each side that allows snow and water to slide off the roof more effortlessly. Minimal maintenance is required for this type of roof. Gambrel roofs are very common on farm buildings. This type of roof is easy to frame and build on most homes which make them more affordable.
When driving throughout the Twin Cities in Minnesota, you will notice that many business buildings have flat roofs. However, this type also appears on some contemporary homes. A number of older homes have a flat roof if there is an addition or porch. If you go to a warmer state, you will notice that more homes have this style. That is because if there is no snow, there is no danger of overload from snow build-up. In Minnesota, flat roofs require maintenance like clearing the snow to reduce the amount of weight on top. There is also maintenance required during the other seasons like clearing debris from the area. Flat roofs are one of the easiest to install and are also one of the most affordable because there is less space to cover.
There are additional types of roofs but these are some of the most common. It is important that your Bloomington roofing is in good condition to protect your home. No matter what the style and size of your roof, Snap Construction can work with it! Give us a call for a free estimate on any and all of your roofing needs.