Did you know that the shape of your roof may determine which type of roofing material you can and cannot use on your home? For most, this is real news and it makes them question buying their home.

At Sparks Roofing, we want you to know that you’re not alone. It can be tough to realize that you’re limited to certain roofing material choices. However, we have a roofing material solution that can go on virtually any roof and it lasts longer than many other roofing materials available.

In the meantime, learn the roof shape of your home and discover the types of materials that work best for your roof.

Roof Shape and Ideal Materials

You may be wondering why roof shape is so important when choosing roofing material. Depending on your roof shape, the type of material you use may have a longer or shorter lifespan, among other factors. For example, a gable-shaped roof is going to allow many types of roofing materials and not directly affect the lifespan of those materials.

On the other hand, a hip-and-valley shaped roof is going to be more difficult to maintain roof integrity for specific types of materials due to the increased use of flashing in the valleys. It’s not that flashing is bad, it’s simply that more flashing allows for more room for error.

Here are 19 common roof shapes:

  • Skillion and Lean-to
  • Open gable
  • Box gable
  • Dormer
  • Hip
  • Hip-and-alley
  • Gambrel
  • Mansard
  • Butterfly
  • Intersecting and overlaid hip
  • Dutch gable
  • Jerkinhead
  • Flat
  • Crossed hipped
  • M shaped
  • Saltbox
  • Shed
  • Combination
  • Pyramid hip

Why Choose Metal Roofing

When it comes to roof shapes, the gable, hip-and-valley, and flat roof tend to be the three most common in Tennessee. With the history of the homes in the Volunteer state, you will see a wide variety of roof shapes, which is why metal roofing is the best material to choose. Here are the advantages of a metal roof:

#1. Longevity

The standard metal roof will last longer than a majority of roofing materials available on the market. For most metal roofs, their lifespan extends well beyond 25 years. Some have lasted longer than 50 years.

#2. Durability

As one of the most durable materials, metal roofing protects your home for years to come. You don’t have to worry about replacing your roof in 10 years simply because it’s old. It will endure through storms and abuse so that you and your family can feel safe.

#3. Aesthetic

When you look at roofing materials other than metal, you find that your color options are limited. A metal roof opens up your color options to dozens of selections. Instead of only having two, five, or even 10 colors to choose from, metal allows you many more.

Sparks Roofing: Your Metal Roofing Experts Serving Nashville

You may be in need of a new roof. You may be wondering about the shape of your roof. At Sparks Roofing, we can help with both needs. We offer you the best in craftsmanship, service, and materials. Don’t hesitate to schedule a free inspection. Contact us today!