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Styles of Roofs - Chapter Summary
In this informative chapter, our instructors go over the different styles of roofs used in architecture. These informative lessons cover roof varieties such as hip roofs and gable roofs, as well as their unique designs and structures. All of our learning materials are written by professional instructors and cover the topics you'll need to know to catch up in class or finish your homework. Feel free to access these lessons on your mobile device or computer 24 hours a day. Once you complete these lessons, you should be able to:
- Explain how a saltbox roof is designed
- Differentiate between a hip roof and a gable roof
- Identify different types of gable roofs
- Detail the design of a jerkinhead roof
- Point out the features of a mansard roof
1. Hip Roof vs. Gable Roof
What is the difference between a hip roof and a gable roof? In this lesson, we will cover the similarities and differences between the hip and gable roof styles.
2. Saltbox Roof: Definition & Design
What's the best kind of roof for your house? In this lesson, we'll check out the saltbox roof, explore its history, and consider both the pros and cons of this unique style.
3. What is a Gable Roof? - Definition & Types
There are a few basic kinds of roofs that cover most of our modern architecture. In this lesson, well explore the gable roof, and check out a few styles of this structure.
4. What is a Hip Roof? - Definition & Design
There are many kinds of roofs. In this lesson, we'll check out the hip roof, see what characterizes it, and see what the pros and cons are in comparison with other styles of roofs.
5. What is a Jerkinhead Roof? - Definition & Design
This lesson introduces the jerkinhead roof design, along with the two styles contributing to it, pros and cons of this design, and its architectural history.
6. What is a Mansard Roof? - Definition & Design
Roofs can have different appearances while serving similar functions. In this lesson, we'll check out the mansard roof, explore its history, and consider its advantages.
7. Tented & Pitched Roofs in Architecture
There are many ways to cover a building, but using the right roof is imperative. In this lesson, we are going to look at tented and pitched roofs and see how they relate to each other.
8. Architectural Elements: Bell Tower, Bell-Gable & Belfry
This lesson explores architectural elements related to church design and church bells. Within it, you'll learn to differentiate between a bell tower, a bell-gable, and a belfry with descriptions and visual examples.
9. Hammerbeam Roof: Definition & Design
How do architects build a ceiling over a wide open space? Can they do it using only wood? In this lesson, learn what a hammerbeam roof is and explore how it is designed.
10. Hammerbeam Roof: History & Examples
This lesson introduces the basic architectural features of the hammer beam roof and its history. Specifics include identifying components, when and where it first appeared, and historic buildings sporting the design.
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