Pros & Cons of a Gable Roof vs a Gambrel Roof

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A Gable roof is a very common roof type. It has two sloping parallel pieces on either side of the building.

Discover the Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Roof Type

There are so many decisions to make surrounding the purchase of a new backyard shed. One of those decisions is which type of roof you will choose.

The Gable vs Gambrel roof is a question of aesthetics, weather, size and price.

Each roof has a certain look to it, one may be more appealing than the other. But the beauty and style of the shed roof is not the only concern.


Depending on where you live and what type of weather you get, may determine which shed roof you choose.

Both types of roof will withstand typical winds and rain, snow or sleet. The Gable shed roof is a simpler design with slightly more open areas on the outside walls, leaving your walls slightly more exposed to the elements. The Gambrel roof, also known as “barn style” roof, has a steeper slope and pitch. It does not withstand heavy snowfall or high winds as well as other roof styles.

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A Gambrel style roof has four sloping pieces atop the building. It is also commonly known as a “barn style” roof.

The Gable roof is better for water run-off, preventing mold and mildew. So if you live in a part of the country that gets a lot of rain or snow, the Gable roof may be the better option for you.


There are varying reasons for purchasing a shed for your backyard. One of those reasons is often storage. If you are using your shed for storage, consider closely the amount of space each one has.

The Gambrel roof shed comes with more head room making it the perfect choice for those who need extra head room or overhead storage.

The Gambrel style roof is great for storing boats, art supplies, and construction or craft materials that may not conform to typical storage sizes.

Our Gambrel roof sheds come in sizes ranging from 8X8 through 12X24.

Our Gable roof sheds come in sizes ranging from 8X10 through 10X16.


Price is important, but it should not be the guiding factor unless you are simply looking for something very basic.

Our sheds are all very economical, but the Gable sheds are where you will start if you are looking for the most economical.

Our gable sheds start at $799 and range in price through $1499. Each shed has various factors that may be worth an upgrade, so carefully examine what each has to offer.

Our Gambrel sheds start at $899, with prices ranging all the way up to $3499.

We have several sheds on sale right now, so it’s a good time to pick and choose. We are currently offering many closeout sheds, check it out!

Choosing the Right Roof for your Shed Can Make All the Difference!

With all the choices you make when making a large purchase like a backyard shed, it’s important to take all the factors into consideration. Choosing the right roof will help ensure that you continue to be happy with your purchase for years to come.

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