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Roof shapes

Roof shapes include flat (or shed), gabledhippedarcheddomed, and a wide variety of other configurations detailed below.

Roof angles are an integral component of roof shape, and vary from almost flat to steeply pitched.

Roof shapes differ greatly from region to region, depending on the climate, materials available, customs, and many other considerations.

Roof terminology is not rigidly defined. Usages vary from region to region, nation to nation, and from one builder or architect to another.


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