gable roof

In by Mark Goodman

A type of roof with sloping planes of the same pitch on each side of the ridge; having a gable at each end.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
gable roof (noun)
a double-sloping roof that forms a gable at each end
gable roof (Wikipedia)
Gable roof
A form of gable roof (Käsbissendach) on the tower of the church in Hopfen am See, Bavaria

A gable roof is the classic, most commonly occurring roof shape in those parts of the world with cold or temperate climates. It consists of two roof sections sloping in opposite directions and placed such that the highest, horizontal edges meet to form the roof ridge. The design of this type of roof is achieved using rafters, roof trusses or purlins. The pitch of the roof and the height of the gutters can vary greatly.

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