Modular homes have quite a few advantages above brick and mortar homes. For one thing they are a lot more affordable. They are also a lot quicker to construct. But one of the biggest benefits of these homes is the fact that they are often a lot easier to modify. These homes are much easier to alter when you want to expand your home for more rooms or more efficiency and they are much easier to modify if you want to create a different vibe or style for your home. You don’t always have to stick to the popular construction trends when it comes to various parts of the home. The roof especially can be altered to something that suits your budget and personal style much better.
5 roof types to consider
There are five major roof types that you can consider for your modular home or for any other home or building type for that matter. Each of these roof types have quite a few up s and downs that you need to keep in mind before you cast your final decision and it might be a good idea to get a quote from your Bakersfield Roofers before you fall in love with a particular style.
- Gable roofs
These roofs are most suitable for heavy snowfall because the snow and basically anything else that falls on your roof will slide right off thanks to the steep slope. The roof slopes on two sides and forms a triangle. This is a great looking roof that is easy to keep clean and the higher roof can make a home seem much larger.
- Flat roof
The flat roof used to only be for businesses but is currently gaining a lot of popularity amongst residents. The flat roof is mostly flat with only a 10 degree angle so water can drain from it. This particular home is especially popular in modern or extremely compact modular home designs or for upcycled home designs like the case with container homes.
- Hip roofs
The hip roof slopes downward toward your wall. These roofs are great for those that want high or raised ceilings and the roof is most commonly used in cities with high winds. The roofs are often more expensive than other edged roofs like the gable roof and is often more subjective to leaks thanks to a greater number of seams.
- Butterfly roof
The butterfly roof is one of the most unusual roofs to consider for your modular home. The aerodynamic design creates a look of class and luxury. These roofs are most common in water scarce areas because they are designed to gather up water and they are great for windy locations.
- A-frame roof
The A-framed or trussed roof has two steep sides. These roofs are most commonly used in areas with high snow fall because the roof design prevents collapsing during snow storms since heavy snow loads will slide off your roof instead of accumulating on top of it.