What are gables and the benefits of gable roof?

As the first line of defence against extreme weather, the roof serves a practical purpose of protecting your property and its contents from the outside elements. Not only that, 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 article will serve to explain what gable roofs are and how your property can benefit from having one fitted.

What is a gable roof?

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

What are the benefits of gable roofing?

Whether you are renovating 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 snow, while maintaining an elegant appearance.

1. 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.

2. 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 any build up of water, which, in turn, will ensure your roof remains fully functional for longer.

3. 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. Not only that, the additional space also helps to improve ventilation within the property.

4. Materials
When it comes to constructing the roof, its versatility means a variety of materials can be used, including:

  • Clay tiles
  • Concrete tiles
  • Metal sheeting

So, depending on your requirements and the look of your property, you can find the perfect gable roof to complement your home seamlessly.

From repairs to brand new installations, our highly skilled roofers here at Morgan Asphalte can carry out a variety of work on tiled roofs. With over 45 years of trading experience, we can provide a free assessment on your roof to determine what work needs to be done and exactly how much it will cost. To find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today.

Posted on 29 December 2015 in House Types and tagged gable roof, gables, roof maintenance.

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