The Gambrel Roof Optimizes Head Space
The gambrel roof, also called Dutch gambrel, has vertical gables. In its symmetrical cross section the roof starts at center top with a shallow angle, then drops at a steeper angle. This beloved barn shape requires only small dormers for the second story of homes. Here a hand-split shingle look adds textural interest.
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Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in North America mainly because they are economical and versatile, work well on steep-sloped roofs, are sunlight and weather resistant, require little-to-no maintenance and are reasonably priced. In addition, asphalt shingles are also easy to cut, fasten, and fit, as well as being compatible with many different kinds of flashing and edging products.
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