The Benefits Of A Butterfly Roof

If you are having a new home constructed or installing an entirely new roof on your existing home, you have to select a roof style for the home. The most common style is a pitched or sloped roof. This type of roof has two side pieces that come together to form an upside down V shape on your roof. However, this is not the only style of roof that you can select. The opposite of a pitched roof is a butterfly roof. Instead of the pieces of your roof forming an upside-down V shape, they form an actual V shape, referred to as "butterfly wings," on the top of your roof. Here are a few of the benefits of having a butterfly roof installed. 

You Can Collect Water From a Butterfly Roof

One of the major benefits associated with installing a butterfly roof is that you can collect water that falls from the roof. The butterfly style causes all of your water that falls on the roof to fall down into a trough. From there, it can only exit from either the front or back of the roof. This makes water collection easy, providing you with water that you can store in barrels to water your plants when the rainy season is over. 

Butterfly Roofs Are Less Likely to Suffer From Wind Damage

The second advantage associated with butterfly roofs is that these types of roofs are less likely to suffer from wind damage compared with flat, sloped or dormer-style roofs. A butterfly roof has an aerodynamic design which allows it to resist strong wind gusts. This can help your roof to last longer and stay intact if you live in a windy area. 

A Butterfly Roof Has a Unique, Architectural Style

The final benefit of a butterfly roof is that this type of roof style is unique. It adds an interesting architectural style and twist to your home. If you want your home to stand out and look different from your neighbors, this style of roof may speak to you. 

Are you looking to have a new roof installed on your home? If so, contact a roofing contractor like Shamrock Roofing Services today. They can take a look at the style of home you have, the size and layout of the home, and your budget and help you determine what style of roof may best be suited for your home and budget.