Roofing Style Options For A Modern Home

by Grace Motley

If you will soon be having a home built, and you plan to have that home designed in a modern way, then you will want to pay close attention to the roof and how it is styled. Gone are the days where every home had a simple, one-peak roof. These days, you have more options than ever before, and these are a few of the most stylish ones.

1. Flat Roof

Flat roofs have long been used on commercial buildings, but they have recently become more common on residential homes as the style of residential homes has started to trend towards the simple and minimal. Flat roofs are not covered in shingles or metal panels like a lot of other roof styles. Instead, they are made from either rubber or asphalt. A system of drains is built into the roof to keep it from collecting water. A flat roof is a good choice if you want to use your home's roof as a patio or plant some greenery up there. Since you're having the home built from the ground up, you can simply ask your designer to include some stairs to the roof so you can access it easily from inside the home.

2. Butterfly Roof

This really modern roof design features two big roofing panels that come together in the center in the shape of a "v" or butterfly wings. This style can make a one-story home look taller. It's also a good choice if you want to harvest rainwater, as the water will run into the middle of the roof and can then be diverted into rain barrels or an irrigation system. Butterfly roofs are often made from metal.

3. Sawtooth Roof

A sawtooth roof is a great option for homeowners who want their house to attract a lot of attention but still have a simple look. The roof rises and falls with vertical and angled sections, much like those seen on a saw blade. This is an expensive and intricate type of roof to build, but once it's in place, it looks like a true work of art. Most sawtooth roofs are made from metal, and you can easily integrate solar panels into the angled parts of the roof.

If you're designing a modern home, don't be afraid to get a little creative with the roof! Flat roofs, butterfly roofs, and sawtooth roofs can all add interest to the home's exterior.

For more information, contact your local roofing company.