A roof can be one of the most distinguishing elements of your home or business, and greatly contributes to its overall look and style. The roof’s primary purpose may be to protect the structure from the elements, but with so many roofing styles and materials available, you definitely want to take a moment to see all the choices available to you. At Elevations, when it comes to choices and style, we’ve got you covered.


A roof that is either perfectly level with the ground, or it might have a slight angle to allow some water runoff.


This is a triangular-shaped roof, resembling the letter A. It can have a gradual slope or a very steep slope, allowing for rain and snow to run off easily. A gable can allow for an additionalstory of space, either for additional rooms, loft or attic, or can allow for larger interior space with cathedral ceilings.


Similar to the gable roof, except that the two sides are not the same size or sloped at the same angle.

Cross Gable

A gable roof that has two sections that cross.


A low pitched roof. It slopes upward from all sides of the building. Hipped roofs hold up well in the wind and allow rain and snow to easily run off. They also allow for large eaves on buildings.


You typically see this type of roof on very large barn-shaped buildings. Shaped similar to a bell, it has several faces to make up the roof’s surface. Can be thought of as a flattened gable roof.


Has a flat top and a unique bell-like shape. This is the focal point of French chateau-style architecture.

Roofing Choices

Remember when purchasing a new roof meant deciding which of three shingle colors you wanted?

Today, an array of new roofing materials exist to transform your roof from unnoticed to a key architectural element. For instance, new technologies have made it possible to emulate the look and feel of real cedar shake or clay for a fraction of the cost. These new materials are more durable, virtually maintenance-free, and are backed by Elevations 10-year installation warranty as well as manufacturer’s guarantees that can cover you for decades.

Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingles

Choose from our wide range of high-quality architectural grade shingles including standard size 3-tab fiberglass as well as premier quality laminated asphalt shingles in a variety of styles and cuts. A full spectrum of colors is available to complement your home.

Composite Shake

This unique new option has the organic look of cedar shake right down to the wood grain and shade variations but with much greater durability, fire resistance, and longevity. Choose from a variety of different colors and widths to fit the style of your home.

Composite Slate

An affordable alternative to genuine slate, our composite slate shingles are visually indistinguishable from the real thing but much easier to apply, far more resistant to roof traffic, and incredibly long-lasting. An extensive range of styles, widths and colors are available.

Handcrafted Slates & Tiles

For extraordinary beauty and traditional character when only the best will do look no further than our premium-grade handmade slates and tiles. Meticulously manufactured in a variety of historic styles, including custom brushed, Costwold stone and English shingle, these impressive tiles are virtually impervious to weather extremes and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty on materials.

Standing Seam Metal

Standing seam roofing is a popular choice for historic renovations and contemporary home designs alike, and for good reason. Offered in traditional copper, galvanized steel and aluminum, standing seam roofs feature extreme durability and exceptional weather resistance, as well as a truly distinctive appearance that greatly enhances curb appeal.

Cupolas, Dormers & Decorative Accents

Once you decide on your new roof, consider taking it to new heights with decorative touches such as a copper or wood cupola, window dormer, gable vent or weather vane. These are the details that provide the perfect accent to any homes architecture, which is why we use them frequently in our CurbEppeal Exterior Makeovers. Ask your exterior renovation specialist for advice about these and other decorative accents available from Elevations.