Combination roofs are relatively self-explanatory; they are roofing type combinations of various styles based on the design and environment of the home. This customized option can be very practical in the sense that each area will be protected appropriately and incorporation of various types in the design will add aesthetic and architectural interest.
When considering a combination roof you want to take a few factors into consideration. What kind of statement do you want your home to make? What is your environment? Add architecture value and curbside appeal with varied types of roofing; also consider whether or not your environment experiences things like high winds, snow, or dry heat. As an example, high pitch roofing allows for snow to shed more easily and this can decrease the chance of damage.
One downside to this type of roofing is expense. Because of the different types of pitches, materials, and added labor time, these roofs tend to be more expensive. Because of the varied designs, the intersection points can add possible valleys and ridges. These are the weakest points on the roof and in these areas pools of water can build up and create a possibility for leakage. With proper care and consideration combination roofs will last a long time and can be a great option for your home!
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