What are Gables and what are they used for?

As the first line of defense against extreme weather, the roof serves a practical purpose of protecting your property and its contents from the outside elements. In addition, it also provides additional space and can improve overall energy efficiency via solar panel technology and insulation. As well as delivering on functionality, a roof can enhance the overall look of a property no matter the architectural style.


With its low cost, simple design and exceptional water drainage qualities, a gable roof is one of the most popular types of roofing available. This blog serves to explain what gable roofs are and how your property can benefit from having one fitted.


A gable is the A-shaped section of wall between intersecting sloping sides, which can be the same size or different sizes depending on your property. In some instances, typically for larger homes, two or more gables can be joined together with flatter roofing styles to add more depth to the property.


Whether you are revamping your home or your current roof is reaching the end of its life expectancy, choosing the right type of roof can prove to be a rather challenging task. A gable roof design boasts a long list of benefits, helping protect your property from water damage and show, while maintaining an elegant appearance.


  • Low cost


The overall costs of building and installing gable roofs are significantly lower than more complex roofing alternatives, as they are simple to design and cheaper to build/install.


  • Water drainage


The sloped design of a gable roof allows for exceptional water drainage, as the way the pitch is angled means rain and snow can slide off the roof easily. This will cause fewer leaks as it eliminates water build up, which in turn, will ensure your roof remains fully functional for longer.


  • Additional space


Compared with alternative roofing designs, the pitched shape of gable roofs means they offer the most space for an attic or vaulted ceilings. Additionally, the additional space also helps to improve ventilation within the property.


  • Materials


When it comes to constructing the roof, its versatility means a variety of materials can be used, including; clay tiles, concrete tiles and metal sheeting.

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