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gable roof

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ga′ble roof`


n.
a roof sloping downward from a central ridge so as to leave a gable at each end.
[1840–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gable roof - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each endgable roof - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
gambrel, gambrel roof - a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper
gutter, trough - a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
ridgepole, rooftree, ridge - a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
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A shed or gable roof, a door at one or both ends, and a colple of small doors high up just under the eaves on one side complete the thing.
Light-weight buildings with gable roof have been widely used in low-rise industrial buildings due to high degree of industrialization and rapid speed of construction; however, their relatively light dead load and flexibility make them most vulnerable to wind load which becomes a very important load type in structural design.
The intent is to explore some deviations from the basic hip or gable roof design used commonly for rectangular floor plans, while allowing both architectural flexibility and energy production advantages.
Thirteen example problems calculate design wind pressures for a commercial building with concrete walls, a tall office building, a house with a gable roof, a U-shaped apartment building, a billboard, and a domed-roof building.
The old hangar, built in 1924-25, was deemed historically significant for its then innovative use of engineering technology that used large steel beam trusses to support a low-pitched gable roof. The truss roof span was reportedly the largest span of beam used up to that time.
For example, if the structure was built in 1890, was two stories high with a gable roof and the footprint depicted a rectangular building with the length perpendicular to the road, then a reasonable choice would be National Folk Style and the subtype would be gable-front.
Though simple, a gable roof that's designed by an imaginative architect or builder won't look dull or boring.
Tucson architect Bill Gansline supported the gable roof of Chris and Reed Harris's house with prefabricated trustees, then stepped the floor down, following the contours of the site.
Complete snow design examples of a gable roof metal building with a roof step, a pole barn with a hip roof, and a single-family residence round out the book.