The primary function of a roof is to:
- Provide an adequate barrier to the penetration of the elements,
- Maintain the internal environment by providing an adequate resistance to energy loss,
- Be durable in order to minimize maintenance.
Roofs are classified as either ‘Flat’ or ‘Pitched’.
Flat roofs = pitch between 0° and 10°
Pitched roofs = pitch over 10°
Walls = Pitch over 70°
Find example images of the following roof styles:
- Lean-to Roof
- Mono Pitch Roof
- Gable End Roof
- Hipped End Roof
- The Mansard/Gambrel Roof
Roofs can be designed in many different forms and combinations. Try to find an example of a roof that uses a combination of some of the above roof styles.