If you are researching roof types for your dream home,you will probably be surprised at how many design there are available.Below are some common roof designs that are used for a houses.
This design slopes downwards to the walls,usually fairly gently.Hip roofs are more difficult to construct,requiring somewhat more complex systems of trussess.
CROSS HIPPED ROOF
This complicated design style crosses two hip,or hipped,roofs.Cross hipped roofs can be more challenging and expensive to build.They are great for hurricane regions that get heavy winds.
A gable is generally a pitched roof with two slopes. A very triangular design,it allows rain and snow to run off easily.
CROSS GABLE ROOF
Simply two or more gable rooflines that are typically perpendicular to each other.Often used for tudor and cape cod style houses.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTsHfG7oDZg
This roof looks more bell-like than triangular when viewed from the side.This design provides the advantages of a sloped roof while maximizing headroom on the buildings upper level.