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This article was published on: 05/01/2001


 ROOF TYPES
 
 

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Architecture Index

Residential
Art Deco
California Bungalow
Cape Cod
Colonial
Contemporary
Craftsman
Creole
Dutch Colonial
Federal
French Provincial
Georgian
Gothic Revival
Greek Revival
International
Italianate
Monterey
National
Neoclassical
Prairie
Pueblo
Queen Anne
Ranch
Regency
Saltbox
Second Empire
Shed
Shingle
Shotgun
Spanish Eclectic
Split Level
Stick
Tudor
Victorian

Home features
Arches
Columns
Dormers
Roofs
Windows

Interior Details
Classic Molding
 Bonnet:



Cross gabled: often used for Tudors and Cape Cods



Front gabled: Used for Cape Cods and Colonials



Gambrel: Either front- or side-faced; used in Dutch Colonials



Hipped: Used in 1 and 2- stories and four square bungalows


Mansard: Often found in French colonial and Ranch styles


Pavilion-hipped: Featured in Cape Cod, Colonial, and Ranch styles



Side-gabled:


Salt Box: Featured in two-story colonials; common in the eastern United States


To learn more about roofs, read Architecture Coach: Roofs Tell the Story.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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