Top 4 Roof Styles in Ontario Architecture

Top 4 Roof Styles in Ontario Architecture

Gable Roof

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13 Lake Avenue, Stoney Creek

  • the triangular portion of a wall between the edges of a sloping roof
  • Jacobean Gable: the gable extends above the roofline

Gambrel Roof

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King Street, Midland

  • a symmetrical two-sided roof with two slopes on each side
  • the upper slope is positioned at a shallow angle, while the lower slope is steep
  • has vertical gable ends instead of being hipped at the four corners of the building

 

 Hipped Roof

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52 Burnett Street, Oakville

  • all sides slope downwards to the walls with no gables

 Mansard Roof

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299 Dundas Street, Waterdown

This style was popularized by Francois Mansart (1598-1666), an accomplished architect of the French Baroque period and especially fashionable during the Second French Empire (1852-1870).

  • This roof is almost flat on the top section, with two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope at a steeper angle than the upper
  • has dormer windows

 

  • Interesting roof styles.

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      Thanks Eric.