Gable roof sheds are simple yet elegant, making them a suitable roof type for almost any shed in almost any environment:
Why Choose a Gable Roof Shed?
Gable roofs are the most commonly chosen roof type for stand alone sheds. Here’s why:
When choosing a shed roof type, it’s important to consider how your choice of roof affects the shed’s overall appearance. A large shed with a flat roof may have an industrial feel, while a very small shed with a gabled-roof sometimes looks out of place. For medium to large sheds, the gable roof is the most common choice as it blends nicely into most yards, regardless of the architectural style of the other buildings on the property.
Water Drainage and Debris Accumulation
SteelChief’s gabled roofs for sheds are angled at 11 degrees. In addition to easily clearing heavy rain, this gabled-roof shed angle means debris doesn’t accumulate on the roof. One important consideration here is that, since gabled-roof sheds drain water on both sides, you’ll need to ensure both sides of the shed have adequate drainage.
Spaciousness and Ventilation
From the inside, the pitched angle of a gable-roofed shed provides a greater feeling of spaciousness than with flat or skillion shed roofs. The additional height of a gabled-roof shed also makes for better interior ventilation. This combination of spaciousness and ventilation makes gable-roofed sheds a good choice for workshops, art studios, and cubby houses.
Cost and Durability
Gable-roofed sheds are relatively easy to construct. Further, the low-angle triangular shape provides structural stability while now maintain a low profile for reduced wind exposure. This makes the gabled-roof a cost-effective shed roof type.
Attic Storage Space
Another nice feature of gable-roofed sheds is that, depending on the shed size, you often have the option to use the attic area to store things like surfboards, poles, and timber.
Gable-Roofed Shed Alternatives
While gable-roofed sheds both look great and are functional as standalone structures, if you’re placing your shed next to a wall or fence, you might be better off going with a skillion-roofed shed or a flat-roofed shed.
Not sure which roof-type to choose for your garden shed, aviary, chicken coop or cubby? Our Guide to Choosing a Garden Shed Roof can help you in your decision-making process.