Skillion and Lean-to Roof
This combination of two different roofs covers all the angles
A skillion roof has a single slope, like a shed or slant roof, and there's no ridge in the roofline. The result is walls of varying heights within the structure. Combining a skillion roof with a lean-to roof is a modern look, resulting in interesting crisscrossing angles and creating a great space for clerestory windows.
The vertical space that is created as a result of the two jutting roof angles is the perfect spot for clerestory windows.
There's no ridge with a skillion and lean-to roof. Visual interest comes from the juxtaposition of the separate planes of the roof angles.
Skillion roofs can be constructed quickly, easily and inexpensively. The steep pitch allows water to run off easily and reduces the need for the additional waterproof roof membranes that lower-pitched roofs require. The steeper pitch also lends itself to a more modern design, and the materials used for a skillion roof, like metal, tend to be sleek, unlike the shingles or tiles of a traditional gable or hip roof.