When building structures on your property, you will be faced with choosing roof styles. Many different types of roof styles are common. One of these styles is the shed roof. The shed style roof is a simple design known for its versatility for many different purposes. A shed roof is a roof which covers a shed, a small structure usually used for storage. Shed roofs can be built in a number of different ways, which vary in difficulty. There are advantages and disadvantages to each roof style which must be considered when building a shed roof or converting an existing shed roof into a different design. A contractor may have specific advice for a particular region or structure.
The simplest type of shed roof is the style known as a pent roof. A pent roof consists of a single slope, angled enough to allow water, snowmelt, and other materials to fall from the roof. This roof design also creates a great deal of usable space under the roof, because it lacks awkward corners and low points. Alternatively, a gable roof, in which two sloping signs meet at a peaked roofline, can be installed instead. The drawback with this style is that if the walls of the shed are low, there may not be much usable space under the roof.