Dutch Gable Roof
A Dutch gable roof joins a hip roof, with four sloping sides, and tops it with a gable roof, also called a gablet. Hip roofs have comparatively small loft space but strong construction; gable roofs have more loft space but more problem with attaching gutters, require more bracing from end and generate a bigger shadow; Dutch gable roofs have the advantages of the two styles in one roof.
The hipped part of the roof creates a covered porch area.
This main house has a Dutch gable roof, and the tower has a pyramid roof, which is also a version of a hip roof.
The gable end is usually recessed on a Dutch gable roof, as in this home.
This Dutch gable roof has a shed dormer, and it can be a dormer with one sloping roof.
The gable part, or gablet, of the Dutch gable roof comes with a triangular window.
Gable roofs have two sloping sides, and the tall sides of this construction are in the shape of a triangle. This triangle is called a gablet.
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