gambrel roof


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gambrel roof

[′gam·brəl ′rüf]
(building construction)
A roof with two sloping sides stepped at different angles on each side of the center ridge; the lower slope is steeper than the upper slope.

gambrel roof

A roof with two pitches on each side. See also: Roof

gambrel roof, gambrel

gambrel roof, 1
1. (US) A roof which has two pitches on each side; in Great Britain called a mansard roof.
2. (Brit.) A roof which has a small gable near the ridge on one end; the part of the roof below the gable is inclined. Also see Dutch gambrel roof, English gambrel roof, Flemish gambrel roof, New England gambrel roof, Swedish gambrel roof.
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Gable roof types predominated (Figure 6); however, as early as 1904, gambrel roof types began to appear on the Old Mission Peninsula (Figure 7).
On the Peninsula however, many houses are of the asymmetrical subtype or the gambrel roof subtype (Westphal 1997).
That window lights a loft that takes advantage of the attic space under the gambrel roof.