For a distinct, stately appearance, nothing beats a Mansard style roof. They can be found on many St. Louis area homes and even as part of the Louvre. Mansard roofs typically have two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope sitting at a deeper angle or even fluted with a curve. The lower portion is generally defined by dormer windows.
This design dates back to the 1600’s as Baroque architects sought to create grand townhouses and chateaus designed to capture the eye. The style continued through the centuries and can still be seen on residential roofing for private homes built in the 70’s and 80’s and even commercial buildings.
Legend has it that in the 16th century, properties were taxed by how many stories they had. The Mansard roof put more livable space in what was technically the attic, thus adding a floor and avoiding taxes. Mansard roofs also allowed builders to easily add another level without a lot of planning.
The Benefits of a Mansard Roof
More modern buildings are incorporating Mansard roofing systems to their design not just because of aesthetic reasons but it is easier to turn the attic into usable space. Because the first slope is so steep, it provides you with the opportunity to use it as a wall if you ever decide to add another floor to the top of your home. This means that you will have greater flexibility and decrease the cost of having additions installed. Another benefit of having a mansard roof from Frederic Roofing Company is they are a natural opportunity to install dormer windows. They add a significant amount of beauty to the roof and home as a whole. Our mansard roofs will also provide your home with more living space. Because of the four sides of the roof that are sloped steeply into a box shape, homeowners can convert what would be their attic space into an extra bedroom or play space for children if desired.
Are you thinking of installing a Mansard roof?
Frederic Roofing will make sure local zoning laws don’t preclude your plans to install a Mansard roof. Their distinctive design can make your house vastly different from others on the block, mainly if your home was built in the last 20 years. Due to the flatter upper portion of the roof, it won’t be as weather resistant than roofs that have steeper slopes. Also, if you plan to use your attic as a livable space, your structure should be strong enough to handle the extra weight.
Choose Frederic for all your Roofing Needs
If your older home has a Mansard roof that needs some attention, call Frederic Roofing. We have repaired thousands of roofs in the St. Louis area, many of them Mansard style, and we have the expertise and experience necessary to make sure your roof is repaired the right way.
A Mansard roof from Frederic Roofing Company is built with some of the best products on the market. They are perfect for property owners who are looking for a luxurious roof to enhance the appearance of their home. Our team guarantees a high level of customer satisfaction by implementing the best solution to make your roofing goals attainable. Let us show you all of the reasons why St. Louis residents are coming to us to have their mansard roof replaced or installed. Request an estimate or give us a call today to learn more about the benefits that a mansard roof can provide for your home and schedule your appointment! We look forward to working with you and becoming your St. Louis roofer for life.