Barn Roof Styles For Metal Buildings

There is an abundance of options when it comes to your prefabricated steel building’s roof choice. Barn roof styles are very popular right now, so we thought we would give a quick rundown of what each style means and how it works.


What kind of roof types are available for prefabricated steel buildings?


The sheer variety of roof designs available can be a little overwhelming. That is why we’re here to try to make some sense of the terms and styles you’re most likely to see. We want to ensure your steel building is perfect for your needs as well as the weather conditions it is likely to face in its final location. Regardless of if you face high winds, heavy snow loads, or even hurricanes – Maverick Steel Buildings has the perfect building for your situation.

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Pitched Roof

A pitched roof is the most common style and is identified by its downward slope, typically constructed in two parts angled from a central ridge, but sometimes in one piece, from one edge to the other.

Standing Seam Roof

Standing seam metal roofing is a concealed fastener roofing system. This roofing style features vertical legs with flat space in between them and typically has panels that run vertically up the roof.

Gambrel Roof

The gambrel roof design is basically a gable roof design with four sides instead of two. This roof option has the overall appearance of a sloped roof, but the slope of the top sides is not as steep.

Sloped Roof
Pitched Roof

Sloped roofs are a very aesthetic roof style choice popular for residential steel buildings. The asymmetric look of sloped roofs is very modern and appeals to many steel building homeowners.

Gable Roof

Similar to pitched roofs, Gable roofing is the simplest type of roof design and is generally the silhouette you picture when you visualize a “house” in your head. Two long sections meet at an angle.

Mansard Roof

Mansard roofs are four-sided gambrel-style hip roofs that are characterized by two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope, punctured by dormer windows, at a steeper angle than the upper.

Flat Roof

Flat roofs are the most ancient style of roofs. This style of roof is almost level in contrast to most sloped roofs. The slope of a roof is known as its pitch and flat roofs have up to approximately 10°.

Shed Roof

A shed-style roof, also known as a skillion or lean-to roof, is a roof that slopes down in one direction. It is flat with a steep slope. Very similar to the sloped roof, this style is much more utilitarian.

Hip Roof

A hip roof, or hipped roof, is a type of roofing style where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope, although a tented roof by definition is a hipped roof with a steep pitch.

Custom Steel Building Roof Designs

Maverick Steel Buildings’ team of knowledgeable steel building experts is standing by to walk you through what roofing options may be available for your steel building kit. Reach out today to learn more about how we can help you and to price your building.

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