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Shed Style Roof vs. Gable Roof

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

When it comes to building a structure, one of the biggest decisions to make is what style of roof to choose. Two popular options are shed style roofs and gable style roofs. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it's important to consider them before making a final decision.


Shed Style Roof on a 40'x60' Shop

Shed style roofs have become increasingly popular over the last 5 years, and for good reason. One of the biggest benefits of a shed style roof is that snow won't slide off of one side, which makes it easier to have doors on that side. This can be particularly beneficial in areas with heavy snowfall. Additionally, shed style roofs direct all the snow melt and rainwater to one side, which can help with drainage. Another advantage of a shed style roof is that they have a modern look that can give a building a unique aesthetic.



Gable Roof on a 40'x60' Shop
Gable Roof on a 40'x60' Shop

On the other hand, gable style roofs are a great option for those looking for a more traditional look. They are characterized by two sloping sides that meet at a ridge in the middle. Gable roofs are also great if you have a height restriction as they will generally be about half the height of the same building built with a shed roof. This can be particularly important in areas where height restrictions are in place, such as in some residential neighborhoods or near airports. Additionally, gable roofs are known for their durability and ability to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads.



Ultimately, the decision of what style of roof to choose will depend on a variety of factors, including the climate, the intended use of the building, and personal preferences. When choosing a roof style, it's important to consider the pros and cons of each option and to weigh them against your specific needs.



Storage Garage
Shed Roof on a Smaller Storage Garage

Climate is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a roof style. If you live in an area with heavy snowfall and want doors on the side, a shed style roof may be the better option as it will prevent snow from sliding off and potentially causing damage or injury. Additionally, shed style roofs are typically better for areas with heavy rain as they direct all the water to one side, which can help with drainage.



Another factor to consider is the intended use of the building. If the building will be used for storage or as a garage, a shed style roof may be the better option as it allows for doors to be placed on one side, making it easier to store and access items. If the building will be used for a workshop or studio, a gable style roof may be the better option as it allows for more natural light to enter the space.



30'x50' Shop
Shed Style Roof on 30'x50' Shop

Finally, personal preference should also be taken into account. If you prefer a modern look, a shed style roof may be the better option. If you prefer a more traditional look, a gable style roof may be the way to go. Ultimately, the decision of what style of roof to choose will depend on your specific needs and preferences.



30'x50' Shop
Gable Roof on 30'x50' Shop

In conclusion, when it comes to choosing a roof style for a building, there are many factors to consider. Shed style roofs have become increasingly popular over the last 5 years due to their modern look and practicality. Gable style roofs, on the other hand, are a great option for those looking for a more traditional look and can be better for areas with height restrictions. Ultimately, the decision of what style of roof to choose will depend on a variety of factors, including the climate, the intended use of the building, and personal preferences.

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