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Old 04-05-2008, 07:45 PM   #16
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Call it what you want,I would call it then a "mansard style roof" as a mansard roofs are "typically" nearly perpendicular.
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don`t be upset John,the man asked what style of roof is this?then he showed these pics of 12 on 12 pitch hip roofs with flat tops:



none of these show a 20 on 12,or a 24 of 12 pitch/also described as near vertical(like a slightly slanted bedroom wall)as described inthe very wikepedia link YOU provided,like this pic of a true mansard,albeit with a slight pitch roof on top like this one:

and it is not a call it what you want issue,but providing the man with the proper information for his plans,as perpendicular describes a 90 degree angle with a level surface, and the pics in no way showed anything that steep----It was however cute that you were backing up Ed,who also happens to be a friend of mine lol
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My point was not all mansards are perpendicular.Typically they are.But thanks for your knowledge.I'd have to agree it is a steep hip roof with a flat top,but for the life of me can't find anything pertaining to that terminology.And yeah I think Eds one of the friendliest,knowledgable guys.And your alright to.
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Thanks John,Tell my wife would ya!lol
theroofinggod has left the bldg!,any questions my im is theroofinggod@hotmail.com---are you a roofer?,where?how long?---I`m been roofing for 30 years in new york
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Hi,yeees I'm a roofer from B.C Canada about 60 miles from Vancouver.I've been roofing for 17 yrs(I'm 34 though).I prefer flat roofing,but will do any kind of roof.Just recently put down my torch for TPO(insurance is a killer).What's your specialty?I still have a bit to learn about TPO if you have any pointers.Take care John
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JohnK,

e-mail either me or TRG and we can get you an site address of another very good Roofers Only Forum.

Personaly, if I had not gotten the definition out of the Historical Landmark Commissions site, I would have just called that roof a 12/12 with a flat roof on top. No need to be uniquely that specific, except that this OP was looking for a particular phrase for that unique style to suggest to a builder/architect to follow suit on the style.

By the way, you would be much better off NOT having a dead level flat roof at all. Even if you decide to follow up on that and use a flat roofing membrane system, not hot asphalt, you should instruct the architect to consider at least a 2 1/2/12 or 3/12 slope for better drainage. The roof will last much longer that way, regardless of the material choice.

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ALREADY HOOKED HIM UP ed,lol
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