While it’s true that your building’s roof is its first line of defense against the elements, it is also a large part of your building’s aesthetics. When making decisions concerning a roof for new construction, Fort Lauderdale roofers can be of great help.
Fort Lauderdale New Roof Construction Designs
There are many types of roofs, but as all Fort Lauderdale roofers know, some types are used more than others in the Fort Lauderdale area. According to the Fort Lauderdale Historic Preservation Guidelines, some of the most common roof types installed by Fort Lauderdale roofers are :
Front Gable Roof
The front gable roof has the familiar prominent triangular shape in the middle.
Side Gable Roof
The side gable roof has triangular gables on the sides of the building instead of the front.
Cross Gable Roof
The cross gable roof which has a second gable intersects the first, forming a cross shape.
Shed or Canted Roof
The canted roof sometimes called a shed roof, which slopes downward in a single direction.
The butterfly roof, has two roof surfaces sloping down from opposing edges, forming a valley near the middle.
Ridged Hip Roof
Rigged hip roofs, which have all sides sloping downwards to the walls, leaving no gables or vertical sides.
Pyramidal Hip Roof
The pyramidal hip roof is shaped like a pyramid seated on a square or rectangular base.
Cross Hipped Roof
Cross-hipped roofs, a variation on the hip roof, which gently slopes on all four sides and resists strong winds.
Extended Parapet Roof
The extended parapet roof is a flat roof with the building’s outermost walls extending upwards past the edges.
Flat with Parapet Roof
Flat Roofs are exactly what you’d think, roofs that have a flat surface, with no peaks or valleys.
No matter which roof you decide to have your Fort Lauderdale roofers install, Fort Lauderdale’s Department of Sustainable Development’s Building Division requires a minimum plan submittal (MPS) before construction can begin. Here is what you will need for the MPS.
- Roofing packages consist of two notices of commencement that must be filed at the Broward County Government Center East, room 114, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
- Two completed Roofing Application Packets.
- Two copies of the Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance, which you can obtain at your point of purchase.
If planning a roof for your new construction seems overwhelming, do not hesitate to make Roofing Recovery your Fort Lauderdale roofer of choice. Roofing Recovery is one of the outstanding roofing contractors in South Florida with superb quality, customer service, and extensive experience. Call 954-799-4069 to request a quote today!