Butterfly Roof Houses

Building Styles

Butterfly Style Roofing (V-shaped) Credit of the Butterfly Roofing design goes to American architect William Krisel.

This style of roofing was mainly used in In Hawaii, Southern California and sun-drenched areas.

Roofing and design experts have claimed that butterfly roofs were originally designed to harvest rainwater. The rainwater flows in the central box gutter of the roof (in between the two slopes facing each other) and allows homeowners to harvest rain in water tanks for other purposes like flushing toilets, watering plants.

Butterfly roofs made way for high windows that let in natural light, and high ceilings that gives a more open-, larger- and inviting feeling to the home