Consider a Mansard Roof for Your Next Roofing Project

mansard roofA complete roof replacement is a rare endeavor most homeowners will only partake once or twice in their lifetime. So, what kind of new roof is best for your home? A mansard roof is a possibility and one we wanted to discuss, because this is a rather obscure roofing style.

What Is a Mansard Roof?

Mansard roofs are atypical for individual homes, though you may find them on apartment complexes and mom-and-pop shops. Characteristically, the roof is a type of curb roof with four sides and two slopes on each side. The lower slope is almost completely vertical and may contain dormer windows.

We understand that this description is hard to visualize. Just do a Google image search to see pics of a mansard roof. The architectural design originated in Renaissance France and saw a second surge in popularity during the era of Napoleon III.

The Advantages of a Mansard Roof

The steep slope creates a larger interior attic, which homeowners can convert into a living or garret area. Plus, the mansard design just looks cool. It will make your home stand out; other homes in the block are unlikely to have this architectural design feature.

The Disadvantages

We must point out a few disadvantages as well. Expect to pay more than you would for a more typical design, such as for a gable roof. The steep slope creates a greater area. This entails more materials and labor. The upper section does not drain rapidly, making the panels more susceptible to mold.

Ready for a Roof Replacement?

We recommend deck and fencing upgrades as part of a larger overhaul that also involves a roof replacement. Contact Allied Construction for the job. Mansard roofs are not very common in Snohomish, and that is precisely why they will make your home an attention-grabber.

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