Styles Of Roofs

The different varieties of roofs, from the simple pitch roof to the most complicated combination of hips and valleys, are developments of a few simple forms.

Lean-To Roof

The lean-to roof is the most simple of them all, and is usually employed for small sheds, piazzas, porches, ells, and in many other situations where appearance is not a matter of great moment, and where the essential thing is to obtain the shelter as cheaply and as easily as possible. The lean-to roof is shown in Fig. 162. It consists of a plain surface, one end or one side of which is raised to a higher level than the other side or end, and supported in this position by means of walls or by means of posts at the four corners. The position in which the surface is supported enables the rain water to drain freely from it, and thus it fulfills the requirements of a roof so long as it remains water-tight.

Fig. 162. Lean To Roof

Fig. 162. Lean-To Roof.

LIVING ROOM IN HOUSE FOR MR. C. M. THOMPSON, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

LIVING ROOM IN HOUSE FOR MR. C. M. THOMPSON, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, Architects, Boston and New York

For Plans and Extension See Pages 106, for Dinina Boom See Pages 128.

LIBRARY IN HOUSE FOR MR. C. M. THOMPSON, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, Architects, Boston and New York.

LIBRARY IN HOUSE FOR MR. C. M. THOMPSON, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, Architects, Boston and New York.