New Roof > 12 months - 0% interest

Blog

The 4 Basic Design Elements of Your Roofing System

Contrary to popular belief, the roof isn't just one structure; it's actually composed of different subsystems that each play a role in protecting your home from the elements. These same parts also play a key role in defining the overall design of your roof and what you should prioritize if you want to improve its aesthetics.

The 4 Basic Design Elements of Your Roofing System

In this post, West Side Roofing. Co., your local roofers, discusses the four basic design components of your home's roofing system.

  1. The Ridge The ridge is the highest point of the roof, also known as its peak area. It's arguably the most defining part of your entire roofing system as it stands out neatly among the rest of the parts. The ridge itself is what we refer to as the “spine” of the entire roofing system. We recommend installing ridge cap shingles at the very peak; this functions as both an aesthetic component and extra protective layer on an otherwise vulnerable part of the roof.
  2. Pitch The pitch is what we roofers refer to as the slope or steepness of the roof. This ultimately depends on the style of your home. Classic and Colonial-style houses tend to have steep roofs that naturally divert water away from the surface. In modern and contemporary homes, low-pitch or completely flat roofs are more common.
  3. Dormer The dormer refers to the sections of the home that extrude or jut out from the roof. This is a rather common design feature in homes with attics, with the dormer itself housing the primary window area. Think of the dormer as a miniature roof, so the same roofing elements should be used for this part of the roof.
  4. The Gables The gable is what you call the portion of the wall between the edge or edges of intersecting roof pitches. In classical homes, these are usually triangular in shape, reflecting the overall pitch of the roof. They tend to be the most vulnerable part of the entire roof, usually affected by problems originating from the ridge, pitch or the valley.

As your trusted local roofers, we recommend preventive maintenance on your roof to prolong its life span and beauty. Call us today at (216) 245-1050 to learn more about our roofing services. We serve homeowners throughout Cleveland, Akron, Parma and other parts of Ohio.

Most Recent

West Side Roofing and Habitat for Humanity

By West Side Roofing
May 21, 2020 Category: West Side Story

Check out one of our most recent Habitat for Humanity Projects. We donated the time and the labor to get this beautiful house a roof with integrity!

Brecksville Roofing Club

By West Side Roofing
May 11, 2020 Category: About Us

THE BRECKSVILLE ROOFING CLUB SUPPORTING WEST SIDE ROOFING!

Roof Damage Repair from Recent Storms

By West Side Roofing
April 16, 2020 Category: Storm Damage

roof damage repair from recent storms Was your roof damaged from the recent storms? West Side Roofing offers Roof Repair Services. If your roof was damaged by the storms that passed through the Akron / Medina area, West Side Roofing can help! Weare licensed, bonded, and insured for 42 Municipalities in Northeast Ohio. We have over 90 years of experience repairing home and commercial business roofs that have been affected by storm damage. Roof Repair Services in Medina County Our first step when it comes to roof repair is to always asses the roof, including the wood underneath the shingles, so we know if we have to replace it or not. Our team is ready to assess your roof after our most recent storms. Contact Us If your roof has been affected by a recent storm or you have any questions about our storm damage and emergency roof repair services, contact us at West Side Roofing today! You can also learn more about our company and our unique services by watching more videos like this

Loading Form...
West Side Roofing, Cleveland OH Roofers
West Side Roofing, Cleveland OH Roofers

Established in 1931, we are licensed, bonded, and insured for 42 Municipalities in Northeast Ohio.

Contact Info

  5360 W. 130th Street,
Brook Park, OH 44142

© , West Side Roofing
Powered by Virteom Logo Virteom