Roof Types: A Real Estate Blog by Lisa Hill, "The Smart Choice"

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Whether you're buying or selling real estate, or maybe you're one of those people who just loves real estate and enjoys learning about it. My husband is one of the latter ;-)  Heaven forbid I tell him I'm holding an open house. He HAS to come and view it! (My apologies to any REALTORS® out there, whose time he has wasted when he saw your open house sign.) lol

To keep this blog short and simple, I'm going to give you the name and accompanying photo for the basic types of roofs that you see on houses. Bear in mind, these are just the basics. There are other types, and on newer houses, you'll frequently see a combination of more than one type. So you might find it fun to print this particular blog post, and take a drive around town to see if you can identify the different roof types.

gambrel roof

hipped roof



The first two roof types here are the Gambrel Roof, and the Hipped Roof. Scroll down to see more examples.






gable roof


mansard roof

The next two roofs shown are the Mansard Roof, and the Gable Roof. Now for the next two.





The last twoI'm showing for this post, are the Shed Roof, and the Flat Roof.


Flat Roof

shed roof




If you'd like some details about these house roofs, follow this link >> to read the descriptions of these different roof types.


And for a bit more fun, you can check out this little slide show by Bob Vila, demonstrating combination roof and Dormer types.

And finally, for a bit of extra fun, check out these house photos of different roof types. Test yourself by not scrolling down below the house until you've guessed what type of roof or combination you see on each house. Then look just below each house photo to see the answers =)

If you're interested in buying or selling real estate in the Daytona Beach area, I'm not only a seasoned, full-time REALTOR®, I'm also a Daytona Beach native, with experience selling real estate in every city in east Volusia county.

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Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

nice new pic Lisa! :-) great roofing lesson!

May 29, 2009 06:07 PM #1
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hey Lisa,

OMG, looks like I'm back in r.e. school 101, I think some of those were covered on my very first r.e. exam. At this point I wouldn't want to say how long ago that was, but I think we were using a chalk board back then...true (well almost)...pre calculators, can you even imagine?

Your new photo looks great!

May 29, 2009 07:10 PM #2
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Yes, your photo is great! No roof tests for me. You're talking to someone who just wants an aluminum Airstream roof over my head!

May 29, 2009 08:16 PM #3
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

I love your new picture-  Thanks for the roof education

May 30, 2009 12:25 AM #4
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


Thanks for the refresher on roofs, I needed that.  BTW, I do like your new photo.

May 30, 2009 01:18 AM #5
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

OK, the prior comments confirm what I noticed - a new (nice) pic! Thanks for the roof info...have a great weekend!

May 30, 2009 01:19 AM #6
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Thanks everyone. I'm experimenting with several photos. I wanted to use one in a suede, turquoise colored jacket. They look very professional, but I can't get the size right on AR =(

May 30, 2009 02:28 AM #7
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