roofing Tag

28 Oct Styles of Roofing Architecture: Mansard

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... Detail of a rooftop with skylights and snowThe mansard roof is an old French design, which is why they are sometimes referred to as “French roofs” in America. Created by the architect Francois Mansart, a mansard roof consists of four low-angled pitch sides that suddenly shoot up to a high-angled pitch, and then level out with a flat top. These are being seen in more and more modern homes.
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20 Oct Styles of Roofing Architecture: Gambrel

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...

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05 Oct Styles of Roofing Architecture: Flat

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... Home design over yellow background, vector illustrationOne 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.
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23 Sep Historical Roofs: Pyramids

Kukulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza SiteHistorical Roofs is a weekly series where we take a look at some of the different gorgeous, old roofing from different regions of the world. So far in our series of Historical Roofs, we have been looking at roofs that have been constructed well in the last millennium. So for this entry in our series, we are going to take a look at something a little more ancient: pyramids. It can be argued that pyramids could be considered all roof, since they often house complicated networks of sarcophaguses underneath. Also, because of the angle of the walls, they must be able to withstand elements like water and sunlight just like a standard roof. However, not all pyramids are the same. Here are two different cultures separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles that both constructed marvelous pyramids…
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14 Sep Historical Roofs: Famous Tombs

Taj MahalHistorical Roofs is a weekly series where we take a look at some of the different gorgeous, old roofing from different regions of the world. In the past couple weeks we’ve looked at a couple beautiful roofs in Buddhist culture, as well as some stunning roofs in Europe on buildings made for religious purposes. With October and Halloween season around the bend, we thought it would be fitting to get ourselves prepared by taking a look at two gorgeously crafted tombs. While these final resting places were made by two very different cultures in different parts of the world, the similarities between them are hard to miss…
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09 Sep Historical Roofs: Religious Buildings in Europe

Hospices de BeauneHistorical Roofs is a weekly series where we take a look at some of the different gorgeous, old roofing from different regions of the world. Last week, we took a look a couple of the beautiful roofs that can be found in Buddhist cultures in Asia. Now we’ll be taking a look at two very different buildings in Europe that were both built with a religious foundation, but very different purposes. They offer a contrast on the various ideologies that can be found in Europe, and also two very different styles of roofing. Here’s a small look at St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Hospices de Beaune…
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