HISTORY OF Skillion Roof

The historical trajectory of the skillion roof, also known as a shed or lean-to roof, is somewhat less ornate compared to other roofing styles. Initially, this roof type found its primary application in sheds, porches, and additions to existing structures, owing to its simple yet effective design. 

However, in recent years, it has enjoyed a renaissance, with many contemporary architects embracing its minimalist aesthetics for modern homes. The shift towards modernism and industrial styles in architecture paved the way for the resurgence of the skillion roof, which is now synonymous with a sleek, contemporary architectural approach, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits.

What is its Purpose

The key purpose of implementing a skillion roof in a structure is to facilitate swift and effective water runoff, thanks to its single, steeply pitched plane. This distinctive inclination not only prevents water accumulation but also lends a modern, angular appearance to the structure, a feature that has become especially popular in urban settings. 

Moreover, the inclination allows for higher ceilings and the potential incorporation of clerestory windows, thereby enhancing the natural lighting and spatial dynamics within the building. This type of roof, thus, perfectly marries form and function, providing a modern solution to traditional roofing concerns.

What Materials are Used in Skillion Roof

  1. Metal Sheeting: Predominantly used due to its durability and the sleek appearance it lends.
  2. Polycarbonate Roofing: Allows for light penetration while providing protection from the elements, often used in patios or extensions.
  3. Concrete Tiles: A robust choice offering longevity and a modern touch.
  4. Asphalt Shingles: Offer a balance between affordability and durability.
  5. Green Roofing: An innovative and eco-friendly option where the roof is covered with vegetation, promoting energy efficiency and aesthetics.
  6. Membrane Roofing: Often used in flat or low-sloped roofs, offering excellent waterproofing characteristics.

Methods to Repair

Repairing a skillion roof requires a systematic approach that begins with a thorough inspection to identify potential issues, such as leaks, material wear, or structural damages. Depending on the extent of the damage, repairs might include replacing damaged sections of roofing material or addressing leaks through the sealing of joints and seams. 

Regular maintenance, including clearing debris and ensuring proper water runoff, is essential in prolonging the roof’s lifespan. Given the relatively simpler structure of the skillion roof, repairs are often less complicated than multi-faceted roof designs, making it a more manageable option in the long run.

Roof Features

  1. Single Pitched Plane: The defining characteristic offering a modern, streamlined appearance.
  2. High Ceiling Potential: Allows the creation of high ceilings, enhancing interior space dynamics.
  3. Easy Water Runoff: The steep slope facilitates easy and quick water runoff, preventing accumulation and potential damage.
  4. Versatility in Design: This can be implemented as a standalone structure or in combination with other roof styles to create a unique architectural statement.
  5. Opportunities for Skylights and Clerestory Windows: The design provides the perfect canvas for incorporating elements that enhance natural lighting within the building.

Different Types

  1. Traditional Skillion Roof: Characterized by a single-slanted surface, simple and functional.
  2. Offset Skillion Roof: Incorporates multiple skillion roofs at different levels, creating a tiered effect and adding visual interest.
  3. Curved Skillion Roof: Offers a modern twist with a curved surface, blending functionality with aesthetics.
  4. Skillion Roof with Integrated Solar Panels: Modern adaptations that integrate solar panels, promoting energy efficiency and sustainability.
  5. Butterfly Skillion Roof: Features two skillion roofs sloping down towards each other, resembling butterfly wings, often incorporated in environmentally sustainable designs.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Opting for a skillion roof offers many advantages, notably its modern aesthetic appeal, which breathes fresh, contemporary life into structures. Its simple construction process and cost-effectiveness make it a desirable choice for many homeowners. Moreover, its design encourages efficient water drainage, minimizing potential water damage over time.

However, this roofing style is not without its set of challenges. The steep slope can result in limited usable attic space, if any. Furthermore, in areas with heavy snowfall, the roof might bear the brunt of substantial snow accumulation, necessitating frequent snow removal to prevent structural strain.

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Our Skillion Roofing services are meticulously crafted to address your unique requirements with accuracy and expertise. Whether it’s a retail establishment, an office complex, or a multi-family dwelling, we extend the same level of commitment and proficiency to guarantee your roof endures through the ages.

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Tailored Solutions for Every Skillion Sector

Office Buildings

Specialized roofing solutions for office buildings, ensuring a professional, safe, and aesthetic environment. Our services fit the unique requirements of modern office infrastructures, promising longevity and resilience.

Retail Spaces

For retail spaces, the roof is more than just a shelter. It’s an integral part of the customer experience. Our expert solutions guarantee a roofing system that complements the aesthetics while providing unparalleled protection against natural elements.


Church roofs carry historical and architectural significance. We offer specialized services that preserve the sanctity and beauty of church roofs, employing materials and techniques that blend the traditional with the modern for a harmonious result.


Schools require roofing solutions that offer safety, durability, and functionality. We specialize in roofing systems built to withstand the daily rigors while offering a safe and secure environment for young minds to flourish.

Multi-Family Homes

In multi-family residences like apartments, the roofing needs are diverse and complex. Our services are designed to cater to these varied needs, offering solutions that promise durability, safety, and aesthetic appeal, enhancing the value and comfort of the residence.

Our Skillion Roof Installation Process

At Albert J. Jackson, Inc., we follow a systematic and thorough approach to ensure your roofing project is conducted with utmost precision and excellence.

At this stage, we engage with you to understand your specific needs, preferences, and budget for the project. We offer expert recommendations and advice to help you make informed decisions regarding the choice of materials, design, and other essential aspects of the project.

Our team visits the site to conduct a detailed inspection and analysis. This step helps us gather essential data to plan the project more effectively, ensuring we address all potential challenges beforehand.

Based on the insights gathered during the site inspection, we developed a comprehensive project plan outlining the work scope, timeline, and estimated costs. We work collaboratively with you to finalize the plan, ensuring it aligns perfectly with your vision and goals.

Once the project plan is finalized, we proceed with the materials procurement. We source high-quality materials from reliable suppliers to confirm the durability and longevity of your roof.

During this phase, our skilled team of professionals undertakes the installation process. We adhere to the highest standards of workmanship, employing state-of-the-art techniques to ensure that the installation is conducted smoothly and efficiently.

After the installation, we conduct a thorough quality assurance check and inspection to ensure that the project meets our stringent standards of quality and excellence.

We will hand over the project to you upon completion and inspection, along with all necessary documentation.

Why Choose Albert J. Jackson, Inc.?

When you choose us, you are opting for a partnership that brings to the table services and solutions crafted from years of industry experience and expertise. 

Here’s why partnering with us is a decision steeped in value and reliability:

Unparalleled Expertise

With a rich legacy of serving diverse sectors, our team possesses the in-depth knowledge and expertise to handle projects of varying complexities. From initial consultations to the completion of the project, our experts guide you at every step.

Customized Solutions

Every project is unique at Albert J. Jackson, Inc., requiring a tailored approach for optimal results. Our strategies are designed after carefully analyzing your project requirements, ensuring innovative solutions align with your vision.

State-O-The-Art Technology

We stay abreast with the latest technological advancements in the ever-evolving commercial roofing field. Leveraging state-of-the-art tools and techniques, we promise roofing solutions that are aesthetically pleasing and functionally superior, setting new benchmarks in quality and durability.

Sustainable Practices

In our pursuit of excellence, we remain committed to sustainable practices. Our roofing solutions are designed to emphasize energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, promoting a greener and healthier environment.

Comprehensive After-Sales Service

Our responsibility does not end with project completion. We offer comprehensive after-sales service, ensuring that your roofing systems perform optimally through regular maintenance and inspections, extending the lifespan and maintaining aesthetic appeal.

Your Go-To Destination for Seamless Skillion Roof Installations

Our structured approach to skillion roof installations ensures a hassle-free experience characterized by professionalism, expertise, and a deep-seated commitment to achieving client satisfaction. 

Choose Albert J. Jackson, Inc. for a partnership that promises quality, transparency, and excellence at every step.

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