Hip with cross gables- A central hip with crossing gables
will also have valleys.
Hip and gable or Dutch hip roof- A combination hip and gable where
the hip ends partially up the gable.
Pyramid or hip roof- A roof built on a square or rectangle with
base with eaves of the same length. side opposites each other will be
the same size.
Gambrel roof- A gable type roof with breaks in the planes commonly
found on barns.
Gable- Two pitched roofs, back to back, forming a triangular roof.
The side's opposites each other may or may not be the sane size the ridge
doesn't need to be centered it then becomes a salt box roof
Shed- A roof that starts at the eaves of the existing roof and
continues at a lower pitch. Most patio covers are shed roofs.
Hip on gable- A partial hip starts the lower section usually about
half way up. The roof then transforms into a small gable roof.
It looks like a gable roof sitting on top of a hip roof.
Cross gable roof- Pairs of gable roofs set a right angle to each
other. Dormers often create cross gable roofs. The cross appears
when looking down into the roof.
Mansard- A couple planed hip roof. Very steep on the sides
the sides are used as walls with a hip roof sitting on top. Looks like
a hip roof sitting on top of a gambrel roof.
Kicked eaves or partridge rail roof- A roof where the plane near
the eaves is "kicked" to give a visor effect.
Hip roof- A gable roof with the ends brought together at the same
pitch as the rest of the roof.
Salt box roof- Shed roof built onto a gable roof at the same pitch
Flat roof- a single plane that is pitched at a low angle to shed
water 1/12 pitch.