Design 2020-08-28T10:18:59-06:00

Commercial and Residential Roof Designs

With all the options of roof designs and roofing materials available on the market today, you will need to work with a reputable roofing company to decide what’s important to you.

There are five broad categories to consider when purchasing a new roof: price range, maintenance level, durability, design, and effectiveness. 

Perhaps design is most important to you, but you don’t want to spend a fortune. Or, maybe you want a roofing system that will last long into the future that requires little maintenance.

Whatever your needs, your roofing contractor will be able to help you sift through the following options to decide which roof design is the best for your home or facility. However, before meeting with a Wildwood representative, it’s good to have an understanding of the different types of roofs you might encounter.

Gable roof design

Dutch gable roofs consist of two roofing planes meeting at a ridge atop the house or facility. This type of roof resembles a triangle when you view it from the front yard, making it possibly the most straightforward roof design available. 

The sloped roof associated with gable roof designs allows precipitation to run off the roof for proper drainage. The full roof pitch also gives it the appeal, as it creates a relatively flat slope.

With the right material selection and installation, gable roofs provide excellent protection from high winds, natural light, and more. They are also versatile because they can fit very well for any home or small commercial building. To learn more about gable roof designs, click here.

Hip roof design

Hip roof designs almost form a pyramid at the top of your home. This modern roof style has two triangular sides and two trapezoidal sides that meet at a ridge, giving it the “hipped roof.”

Proper material and flashing installation will ensure the long term durability of your hip roofing system. That material might consist of metal roofing or asphalt shingles, depending on the style that most interests you.

Your roofing contractor will design a pitched roof for optimal water and wind protection, and will also help you navigate St. Louis building and fire codes. To learn more about hip roof designs, click here.

Mansard roof design

Roofing professionals construct mansard roofs with four slopes. Each side of the home features two hills, and the lowest slope is steeper than the upper one. 

Often, only the steep-slope portion is visible from the front of a home or building. The steep slope provides more living space or an additional storage room within a house. 

While they are typically a residential roof design, contractors sometimes install mansard roofs on commercial buildings for an elegant and historic look. 

Great care must be taken by your roofing contractor to ensure flashing and seams are entirely waterproof. To learn more about mansard roof designs, click here.

Low slope and flat roof designs

Although roof designs are never entirely flat to provide sufficient water drainage, roofers refer to extremely low-sloped systems as “flat.” Flat and low slope roofing systems are attractive options for commercial applications because they maximize the usable space in a facility. 

The nature of a low slope roofing system is it allows for simplicity and accessibility. 

You need to take precautions, however, to protect against UV damage, rainfall, and foot traffic. Your roofing contractor will help you choose a material that caters to your facility’s specific needs. 

Additionally, you should keep in mind that flat roofs are more susceptible to dirt, dust, leaves, and other debris. 

To learn more about flat roof designs, click here.

Roofing material choices

There are a wide variety of residential roof types you can choose from when meeting with a Wildwood contractor. They’ll help you identify which materials best fit your new roof design. 

Some materials will partner with some roof designs better than others, so you mustn’t get too attached to a particular material before understanding its compatibility with your roof’s layout. 

Cedar shakes, for example, have a natural aesthetic but are higher maintenance and more expensive than other roofing materials. 

Slate is incredibly durable and beautiful roofing material but is steeply priced. Asphalt and architectural shingles provide excellent value for the price but don’t last as long as tile or cedar.

And, flat roof applications come with an entirely different set of roofing material options such as built-up roofingpolyurea foam, as well as plastic membranes like PVCTPO, or EPDM.

Trusted St. Louis Roofing Services

Wildwood Roofing & Construction has been completing residential roof repair and commercial roofing projects for years, and we are proud of each of our roof restoration projects. We know that every St. Louis roof repair project is different, which is why we have years of experience providing our clients with an in-depth and free estimate. Our licensed estimator will provide you with an honest and accurate quote for your residential or commercial roofing repair or replacement.

Wildwood Roofing & Construction has built its reputation by focusing on developing three key traits:

  • Technique
  • Experience
  • Customer Service

We proudly service Saint Louis and the surrounding area – including House Springs, Glendale, Creve Coeur, Ladue, Olivette, Eureka, Glencoe, and southern Illinois – with these three principles guiding our every move. Taken together, they create a trifecta of customer satisfaction that many St. Louis roofing companies cannot compete with.

Contact us today for a free, no-pressure roof inspection. We’ll guide you through exactly what’s needed to make your roof serviceable again, and work alongside any insurance claims you need assistance with.

We know that every St. Louis roof repair project is different, which is why we have years of experience in providing our clients with an in-depth and free estimate.

Drop us a line to tell us your project goals. We’ll tell you how we can exceed them.