If you’ve ever traveled outside of your own neighborhood, you’ve probably seen many different types of roofs on the buildings around you.  Every roof is designed with a specific set of benefits in mind.  These benefits are often related to the climate and environment in the area where they’re built.  While some roof types are much more common than others, every roof type has an ideal purpose and use, whether it’s because of its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, or functionality.


A-Frame Roof

An A-frame roof has a steeply angled (roofline) that typically functions as both the roof and two of the four exterior walls.  The roof will usually begin at or near the foundation and join together at the top in a way that resembles the letter “A.” An A-frame ceiling can be open to the top rafters.

A-frame homes have been around for centuries, but they experienced a surge in popularity in the 1950s. As the design rose in popularity, as both a simple and cost-effective design, A-frames became available as sold by Macy’s department stores in the 1960s, which lowered the cost even more.  The A-frame roof is a simple and less expensive roof design because the roof serves as both roof and walls.  A-frame roofs can be found around the world, most notably in Europe, North America, China, and the South Pacific islands.

A framed roof, also known as a truss roof, has several advantages and disadvantages.


Cost-effective: Framed roofs are often more cost-effective to build compared to traditional rafter roofs.
Speed of construction: They can be constructed quickly, which can help in speeding up the overall construction timeline.
Strength and stability: Framed roofs are designed to be strong and stable, providing good support for the structure.
Flexibility: They allow for flexible design options and can accommodate various architectural styles.


Limited attic space: The trusses can limit the usable attic space due to their design.
Less design flexibility: Compared to traditional rafter roofs, framed roofs offer less flexibility in terms of modifying the roof design after construction.
Aesthetics: Some people may prefer the look of traditional rafter roofs over the more uniform appearance of framed roofs.

Ultimately, the choice between a framed roof and a traditional rafter roof will depend on the specific requirements and constraints of the building project.


Contact Us

Family-owned and operated, Deegan Roofing Company has been installing and servicing residential and commercial roofing customers in the New Jersey area for over 30 years.  If you are concerned about your roof surviving the upcoming winter weather or are currently experiencing roofing problems, it’s never too late to contact Deegan Roofing to get your roof inspected before winter.  Website https://www.deeganroofing.com/  Address345 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 HoursOpen 8:30 AM ⋅ Closes 5:30 PM

Phone(908) 322-6405

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