Roof Styles

Roof Style

Did you know there are more than a dozen different styles of roofs?

Plus, residential and commercial roofs tend to select different roofing styles.

Most people picture a simple sloped or gabled roof when they think of roof design. Yet, the style combinations are nearly endless.

We help both homes and businesses achieve the look and long-lasting results you want from quality roof construction.

SKYYGUARD – Denver’s Trusted Source for Roofing Services

We are Class A general contractors that specialize in roofing projects in the Denver area. We stay on top of the latest trends and technology to offer you expert service no matter what type of roofing style you choose.

Residential Roofing Styles

Home design and construction includes a wide selection of roofing options to match your design style. At SKYYGUARD, we have the equipment and knowledge to install, repair and replace roofs of all types and styles.

  • Gable Roof

  • Hip Roof

  • Gambrel Roof

  • Mansard Roof

  • Double Slope Roof

  • Skillion or Shed Roof

  • Combination Roof

  • Bonnet Roof

Commercial Roofing Styles

Commercial roofs typically focus on function over style, especially for industrial or manufacturing facilities. Yet, businesses sometimes opt for roof styles typically used for residential construction. Whatever your commercial roofing needs, SKYYGUARD is here to offer expert and professional service.

  • Flat Roof

  • Butterfly Roof

  • Low-Sloped Roof

  • Pitched Roof

  • Metal Retrofit Roof

  • TPO Roof

  • Eco-Friendly or Green Roof

How to Choose the Right Roof Style?

Whether you are building a custom home or undergoing major renovations, you want to find the right roof style to match your property, design preferences and budget.
Choosing the best roof style includes more than the architectural design.

  • Architectural style

  • Color

  • Material

  • Budget

  • Location

When considering roofing style, work with your architect and roofing contractor to discuss the pros and cons of each type. The roof style impacts the visual appeal and structure of the property and is one of most prominent design elements of a building or home.

What Is A Gabled Roof?

Gabled roofs are the most popular roofing style. In fact, gabled roofs look like the standard roof style most people picture. They have an inverted V-shape with slopes on two sides of the building, either the front and back or opposing sides.

Gable roofs have subcategories with varying design elements.

  • Box Gable Roof

  • Open Gable Roof

  • Dutch Gable Roof

  • Gable Roof with Dormer Windows

Standard gable roofs offer efficiency and affordability. The key with gable roofs is to build the right pitch. Too high a slope and the wind can cause damage, but too low of a slope and water doesn’t drain off the roof as well.
Working with roofing experts, like SKYYGUARD, helps ensure you receive the knowledgeable construction you can count on for long-lasting results.

What is the Best Roof Style for Commercial Properties?

Most commercial buildings have flat roofs. Flat roofs are easier to install and cost less than pitched roofs. Plus, flat roofs can hold equipment for the building, like large air conditioning units. Maintenance crews can also access the roof more safely. We typically recommend flat roofs for large industrial buildings.

However, flat roofs can have poor water runoff. Proper installation matters for flat roofs. Work with a trusted and experienced roofer, like SKYYGUARD, to avoid drainage issues on a flat roof.

How to Choose Roofing Shingles for Your Type of Roof Style

The style of roof impacts the roofing materials. For example, a flat commercial roof requires different roofing materials than a high-sloped hip roof.

When choosing the best roofing material to match the style, consider the weight of the materials. Clay tiles are heavy and may not work as well on a high-pitched roof.

Asphalt shingles work well on a wide range of roofs. Metal also works well on a variety of roofs. If you have a strong preference for a specific roof material, design the roof style with the material in mind.

We are happy to answer your questions and offer our expertise as you work through the roof design process.

Does Roof Style or Roof Material Matter More?

It depends on your preference, location and budget. For example, if you are in a location at high risk for wildfires, the roofing material may matter more. Metal or clay tiles offer more fire protection.

However, if you are in a neighborhood with strict architectural guidelines, the style of roof may outweigh the materials. Both style and material impact home values and the lifespan of the roof.

When you work with expert roofers, like SKYYGUARD, you receive the best quality regardless of your choice of roof style or roofing material.

Choose SKYYGUARD – Experts Across Roofing Styles

At SKYYGUARD, we know roofs! We are Class A general contractors and professional roofing contractors. This means your get excellent roofing service backed by a deep knowledge of construction and project management.
We are also happy to incorporate your roof construction or remodel with other contractors working on your project. We know major construction projects require coordination. We’re happy to be part of the solution to keep your project on schedule.
We’ve installed and repaired all types of residential and commercial roofs. No project is too big or small for us. From roof replacements on small homes to major industrial projects, we have the equipment, experience and team to tackle any job.

Local, Colorado Roofers and Contractors

We’re not storm chasers who arrive in town to take advantage after a storm. Instead, we are local to Colorado and committed to serving our communities. We understand the local architecture trends and weather risks to help you create the best roof for your location.

We treat you right so we can earn your respect and loyalty. Our aim is long-lasting and trusted customer relationships.

Build the Roof of Your Dreams!

Contact us to schedule an estimate for your project or to discuss your choices for roofing styles.