Gable roofs are easily recognizable by their triangular shape. It is defined by two sloping sides that come together at a ridge, creating end walls with a triangular extension, called a gable, at the top. Just like residential roofs, commercial roof styles have pros and cons that should be weighed before selecting your roofing material.
The benefits of Commercial Gable roofs are that they:
- Easily shed water and snow
- Provide more space for an attic or vaulted ceiling (much like a Mansard roof)
- Allow for better ventilation
- Inherently simple design is less expensive than more complex styles.
There are also some disadvantages to a commercial gable roof:
- Problematic in high winds and regions at risk of hurricanes.
- Properly constructed frames are vital to the durability of this style. Without adequate support, the roof can collapse.
- Material can peel away from gable roofs in high winds
- An expensive overhang can mean trouble: winds can create an uplift underneath, causing the roof to detach from the walls.
Gabled roofs can be covered with almost any type of material including asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, metal and tile.
Gable roofs come in several styles including L-shaped, false front, side gable, crossed gable, front gable, Dutch gable and saltbox.
We are also experts in metal roofing, architectural shingles, asphalt shingles, slate, Tile, Flat, Hip and Shed/Garage roofs.
We are recognized for exceptional installations and quality repairs at the best price. If your business is in need of roofing, gutters, insulation or siding, contact us today at 314-266-6379.
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