In our overall goal to educate our readers, we are sharing with you details on different types of roofs! Today, we continue our series with descriptions of three roofs.
A gable is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of a dual-pitched roof. The shape of the gable and how it is detailed depends on the structural system used (which is often related to climate and availability of materials) and aesthetic concerns. Thus the type of roof enclosing the volume dictates the shape of the gable. Wikipedia
A mansard or mansard roof (also called a French roof or curb roof) is a four-sided gambrel-style hip roofcharacterized by two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope, punctured by dormer windows, at a steeper angle than the upper. Wikipedia
A gambrel or gambrel roof is a usually symmetrical two-sided roof with two slopes on each side. The upper slope is positioned at a shallow angle, while the lower slope is steep. Wikipedia
Join us next week as we discuss three more different types of roof lines! Thank you for reading.