A reversed gambrel or Mansard roof with the lower portion at a lower pitch than the upper portion.
The roof pitch of a home is an important factor in its construction, as it plays a vital role in how the roof will function and how much maintenance it will need. Generally, roof pitches are measured as angles from horizontal, ranging from 0° (flat) to 45° or more for steeper roofs. The higher the roof pitch, the steeper the slope of the roof and the better able it is to shed water, snow, ice and debris. A steep roof pitch also helps improve air circulation within your attic space, which can help reduce moisture buildup leading to mold and mildew growth. Additionally, having a steep roof pitch can extend the life expectancy of your roof by protecting it from wear and tear due to extreme weather conditions. When roofing a roof with a roof pitch higher than 45°, extra caution should be taken to ensure the roof is secure and will not collapse under its own weight or from environmental factors. It’s essential to consult an experienced roofer for advice when roofing steep pitches.
Overall, roof pitch is an important consideration that needs to be taken into account to ensure your roof will last and perform optimally. Researching roof pitches and consulting with a professional roofer can save you money, time and hassle in the long run.
With the proper roof pitch, your roof will withstand any weather conditions and provide your home with peace of mind for many years.
An architectural house style featuring steeply-angled sides (roofline) that usually begin at or near the foundation line, and meet at the top in the shape of the letter A. An A-frame ceiling can be open to the top rafters.