Dutch roof

Dutch roof

A gable roof divided into two sections of unequal slope; the flatter slope is from the top of the ridge, and the steeper slope connects to the top plate. See also: Roof

Dutch roof

Occasionally, a synonym for a Dutch gambrel roof.
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Here's your chance to get a taste of timber framing, to try your hand at stone masonry, to meet the head-scratching challenge of framing a Dutch roof, and of course, to show off your DIY expertise.
When sheathing the roof, you can let the lower courses of plywood hang out over the front gables (Photo 18) and trim them along the hip rafters after the Dutch roof is framed.
A Dutch roof is a hipped roof attached to the end of a gabled roof.

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