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Old 04-04-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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What is this type of roof called. Want to put it on top of my house and do not know what it is called so I can obtain plans. Please help!












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Old 04-04-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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It looks alot like a Tamko product,although it is hard to tell from your picture.Check out the products at www.tamko.com/itemlink.aspx?itemid=20

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I believe he is referring to the building style.

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Mansard

A French gable roof. The difference is that the mansard has a flat area at the top instead of being perfectly triangular. These are common in French Chateau houses and Second Empire style houses.
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I was looking at the "roof" in the first picture.Duh!I guess I should learn to read..This forum is now called...Ask ED!!
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Thats okay. I was ready to respond to the tile roof in the first photo until I scrolled down and saw different roof shingles.

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Ed,Was I close on the type of roof?The picture wasn't the greatest
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actually,those are steep hip roofs with a flat roof cap,mansards are typically 24 on 12 like this;

notice it`s more like a wall
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I believe the OP was referring to the style with a true flat roof on top, like the 3 photos he submitted for comparison.

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Thanks guys! I do believe that is what it is. Hip roofs with flat top. I appreciate your help, now I can start my project.
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seems I answerede his question ED,It`s not a mansard,the pic I posted showed one to clear up any confusion,have a nice day lol
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There are many different syles of mansards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansard_roof
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I believe he is referring to the building style.

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Mansard


A French gable roof. The difference is that the mansard has a flat area at the top instead of being perfectly triangular. These are common in French Chateau houses and Second Empire style houses.

I Googled: "Hip Roof With Flat Roof On Top" and this is a definition given by the Charlotte-Mechlinberg Historical Landmark Commission.

Here is the link, by the way.
http://www.cmhpf.org/kids/Guideboox/RoofTypes.html

I agree, that a true mansard is one that has between a 20-24/12 pitch roof on the exterior sides.

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Ed,Was I close on the type of roof?The picture wasn't the greatest
By the way, JohnK,

I did not ignore your question. I did post an answer, but the browser access went dead on me when I posted.

Tamkos 2 versions of black architectural shingles in my area are, Rustic Black and Black Walnut.

Rustic Black has a medium black and a charcoal buff blackish/grey colr interspersed throughout.

Black Walnut is a medium black, with a maroon hue embedded slightly in the granule formation.

Those photos seem to show a truer consistent black, such as Certainteeds, Moire Black or whatever GAF now calls their version, since the merger with Elk.

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Thanks Ed,but I was refering to the first pic of the tiles.By the way I was with you on the mansard thing
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this from johnk`s wikipedia link:A Mansard or Mansard roof in architecture refers to a style of hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its four sides with the lower slope being much steeper, almost a vertical wall, while the upper slope, usually not visible from the ground, is pitched at the minimum needed to shed water. This form makes maximum use of the interior space of the attic -link shows my point johnk

the pitch on the 3 pics was approx, 12 on 12,not near 20/24 on 12,which made it a steep hip,and yes a mansard style roof can also have a shingle top,as shown,or the flat roof which is another variation---
\so the roof is a steep pitch hip roof with a flat roof top as I answered--you guys should get a room

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