• GABLE STYLE BUILDINGS
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What is Gable

A gable is the triangle formed by a sloping roof. The roof is not the gable; the wall is the gable, or the triangular portion of a wall defined by the sloping edges of the roof and a horizontal line between the eave line.

Types of Gables

A building may be front-gabled, side-gabled, or cross-gabled. Like the illustration shown here, cross-gabled buildings have gables both on the front and on the side, created by a valley roof.Porches and dormers may be gabled.