Gable vs Gambrel vs Hip Roof
By| May 11, 2013
There are a few choices when it comes to roof type, Gable, Gambrel and Hip Roof. Each one has its own benefits and serve different purposes.
Gable Roofs are made up of two right triangles and slopes on two sides.
Gambrel Roofs have a double slope on each side and are often what most people picture as barn roofs. The advantage to a gambrel roof is the space directly under the roof is larger which makes more room for storage.
A Hip Roof is a slightly more dynamic roof with four slopes. Four hip rafters brace the roof making it sturdier and more difficult to construct than a gable roof.
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