Most houses of the 1940s-60s had simple hip or gable roofs with a relatively steep pitch.

Roof form and framing

Though most houses had relatively steep hip or gable roofs, form and framing changed during the 1960s. Framing may be undersized by modern standards. Find out details of form and framing, as well as eaves and gables, and gutters and downpipes.  Read more.

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Roof cladding

Most houses of the 1940s-60s used tile or asbestos-cement sheet roofing, though some had corrugated steel roofs. Read more.

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Common problems and remedies

Original roofs will need maintenance and may need replacement. Read more.

Other common problems include: