|The roofer's nightmare|
|A glossary of roof components.|
|The onion dome, possibly|
the most complex roof
design ever conceived.
|Common roof types|
|An example of a gable roof.|
|The Mansard roof, named for the 17th century|
French architect, François Mansart
|Frank Lloyd Wright's Winslow House features|
a hip roof.
|A pyramid roof.|
|The saltbox roof, named for its resemblance to|
the colonial kitchen storage container for salt.
|The Dutch colonial housing style often features |
aa gambrel roof.
|Flat roofs lend themselves to contemporary|
modern housing styles
|The bonnet roof often involves a house with a |
|A contemporary modern style house often|
utilizes a shed roof similar to this one.
|The jerkinhead roof style of the Harriet Beecher|
Stowe House, Hartford, Connecticut.
|Factory made skeletal roof support designs. Notice they all rely heavily|
upon the triangle for their strength.