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Types of roof
A roof is a structure forming the upper covering of a building or other shelter. Its primary purpose is generally to provide protection from the elements, but it may also contribute to safety, security, privacy, insulation, and so on.
Roofs may have openings or windows within them to allow light into buildings, as well as providing, access, ventilation, views, and so on. They also frequently include other features such as chimneys, communications infrastructure, building services, drainage, lighting, access routes, and so on.
Roofs can be constructed from a wide variety of materials and in a wide variety of shapes depending on the requirements they have to satisfy, the local climate, the availability of materials and skills, the span to be covered, and so on.
- Blue roof.
- Brown roof.
- Closed couple roof
- Cold roof
- Collar roof
- Conical roof slating
- Cool roof
- Couple roof
- Crow-stepped gable
- Domestic roof
- Fabric roof.
- Flat roof.
- Gambrel roof.
- Green roof.
- Hammerbeam roof.
- Hyperbolic paraboloid.
- Long span roof.
- Metal roofing.
- Mansard roof.
- Mono pitch roof.
- Pitched roof.
- Purlin roof.
- Saw-tooth roof.
- Shell roof.
- Shingle roofing.
- Thatch roofing.
- Warm roof.
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