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The architectural design and materials used in building the roof of a home inflict a structural and visual difference. Modern designs of roofs mainly consist of tilted roof designs as well as futuristic designs. Flat roofs have been the popular rooftop architecture choice in the last couple of decades for architects and engineers, but with the change in trends, other rooftop designs are becoming popular. These are the intermix of vintage western designs as well as futuristic trends.  In this blog, we will be discussing those new rooftop architecture designs which are basically a mix and match of classicist and future.

Impact of rooftop architecture on a real estate property

futuristic roof design
Rooftop is the sign of ecstasy of a building.

Rooftop architecture can also have a major impact on the overall property value in the real estate market. Also having a proper rooftop has become a vital feature rather than a luxury in this time of the pandemic. As going outside can become life-threatening, having a proper rooftop architecture can provide the tenants with a superb outdoor experience. Whether you are building a new home or looking to upgrade the rooftop of your home, you must look for exquisite building materials and designs to add value and a proper look to your home.

While selecting the type of rooftop architecture to use, you have to keep in mind different types of rooftop architecture are popular in different regions. Now let’s make the selection process a bit easier for you by breaking down the details of different types of rooftop architectures.

Open Gable

open gable rooftop
Open gables are the best rooftops design for proper ventilation.

It is the most common type of rooftop architecture implemented all over the world. Although it may seem average from the outside, it actually consists of a few panels fixed upon each other for better stabilization. These rooftops have triangular shapes like prisms with three essential parts. Two main parts adjoining to each other at a particular angle and two other parts of similar shape of a triangle on each side. The sloped shades meet on the top forming a ridge and asymmetrical formation.

Skillion and lean-to

skillion roof
Skillion and lean-to is a hybrid rooftop with a vertical top in attachment to a flat roof surface.

This type of rooftop consists of dramatic angular lines, where the slopes are often juxtaposed and meet in the middle. The ridge section is absent in this type of rooftop architecture. The walls of houses that have this type of rooftop are of different heights to adjust with the asymmetrical slopes. Skillion rooftop can give the house a modern outlook and the implementation process is affordable and easy.


dormer roof
Dormer roofs usually have a window with them.

This type of rooftop architecture often consists of the vertical extension of one or multiple windows within the plain of the roof. Houses consisting of this type of architecture often have attics or are built with an intention of creating more space.

Box gable

box gable
The triangular structure makes it different from the open gable.

This type of rooftop architecture is similar to the open gable system but only differs with the triangular extension and a focus on keeping the triangular shape of the rooftop more prominent.


hip roof
The shape of hip roof looks like pyramid from top.

The shape of this rooftop architecture design makes it look like a blunt topped pyramid with each side sloping downward. Also, the angles of the roof are more subtle than the other ones above, and usually, one side of the roof has no gables to function as a wide balcony.

Hip and valley

hip and valley architecture
In hip and valley, you can create extensions for recreation.

Hip and valley rooftop is a perfect option for you if you’re looking for rooftop architecture to combine different formations and angles to better facilitate the building’s architectural elements.


The symmetrical slopes make the house look more intensifying.

This rooftop architecture consists of two symmetrical slopes on each side with a flat sheet in the middle. This helps to increase the space on the top side of the house.


butterfly roof
Butterfly roofs are the epitome of futuristic roof design.

The shape of this type of rooftops features a V shape and is an inversion of a standard roof.  So the slopes are inward rather than being outward and meet near the middle of the roof. This formation gives the rooftop an outlook of the wings of a butterfly.

There are endless other options while choosing rooftop architecture. But you should keep some key points in mind before choosing one for your own home. Firstly, you need to consider the types of materials that a specific type of rooftop will need and their cost. Also the availability of the color variant of that particular material. Secondly, the chosen material should meet the local fire code of your area. Thirdly, you should consider any specific installation and maintenance procedure. Fourthly, the lifespan, availability of a warranty, and the cost of the material of the roof. Finally, and most importantly you need to choose a rooftop material and architectural design that is most compatible with the local weather conditions. And also, the probable performance of the material based on the weather that will have to face over the years.

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