What is a Gable?
A gable is a very common architectural feature on many residential homes where two roof slopes come together to form a triangular point. Below are some of the biggest advantages why you should consider including gables into your next home design.
Gables have a number of benefits due in large part to their shape. First, they create additional space toward the top of the home which is why they are often paired with dormers so if you’re looking to add more storage or an extra bedroom this is definitely something to consider. The natural slope also serves as a water drainage system that allows rain and snow to run off which can have financial benefits that we’ll get into in the next section.
Not only are gable designs functional, but they can be very cost-effective in the long run as well. As we alluded to in the previous section, the slope helps keep rain and snow from piling up which means your roof will be less prone to leaks and water damage saving you money on future repairs. They also provide cover and increased air ventilation that can keep your home cooler during the warmer months which in turn helps keep energy costs down.
Lastly, you may not even realize it but roof lines are more than likely the first aspect of a home that you notice. When done right, gables can be a breathtaking sight which will enhance your home’s curb appeal and they complement just about any style from modern to traditional making your home the envy of the entire neighborhood regardless of the design you choose.
We understand that renovating your home can seem like a daunting task at first but our team is here to help you every step of the way from design to completion. Give us a call at 631.750.2837 to schedule a consultation today and start turning that dream home into a reality!