Study of Different Pitched Roof Types

Bassam Abu Awwad, Manal O. Suliman, Mansour Safran


The roof is part of a buildings outer skin, and fulfils a range of functions: first it protects the space below it, open or closed, from the weather. Here the most important aspects are drainage precipitation effectively, providing protection from sun and wind, and affording privacy.

Different roof structures can be used according to functional requirements or the design approach. In this paper, different Pitched roofs types were reviewed and compared and their advantages and disadvantages according to several comparison criteria were present. The Parameters of each of the systems, roof structure, roof battens, water proofing, thermal insulation methodologies, and Types of Finish are discussed.

Keywords: Pitched roof, Mono pitch Roof, Gable roof, Mansard Roof

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