Sloped Roofs

Post by Gautam Shah



Dresden Roofs > Wikipedia image by Heribert Pohl

Sloped roofs are of many different varieties. The simplest is the lean-to, or shed, which has slope in only one direction. A roof with two slopes that form an “A” or triangle is called a gable or pitched roof.


A hipped roof is a like gable roof but has slopes on all four sides.


Hipped Roofs > Osgood castle, Colorado USA > Wikipedia image by Jeffrey Beall

The gambrel roof is a type of gable roof with two pitches on two sides, the upper being less steep than the lower.


The mansard roof is a hipped gambrel roof, with double pitches on all sides.


A pyramidal hipped roof, also known as a pavilion roof, is hipped equally at all corners and the hips meet at a single peak, but the common form of hip roof is above a rectangular structure, and so there would be a roof ridge meeting two hips at either end.




A variant is the half-hipped or jerkin head roof, which has gable ends truncated by the eaves of a small hip end (or jerkin head) that descends a short distance from the roof ridge. On an irregularly shaped structure, there may be more than four hips, which then may alternate with valleys, to form a hip-and-valley roof.


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