Due to the obvious necessity of needing a roof for shelter, every culture across any historical period has built them into their structured, despite having different methods of building them. Styles of Roofing Architecture is series about the various different styles of roofing that have survived the test of time and are in popular use in our country today. There is no one style of roof that is perfect. Your geographical location, price range, personal style, and practical needs must be applied towards choosing a roof. This series is meant to educate and help you decide... One of the most obvious roofing types is that of flat roofs. Essentially, you are making a box, which is a natural inclination. Due to the age of modernism, these styles of roofs have developed more appeal over time, and have become particularly popular in urban areas, or geographically warmer locations, like the West.