Roof Styles

Since a pole barn uses conventional rafter framing, any roof style can conceivably be used for pole barns.

The four major types of roofs used for barns are gable, hip, shed, and gambrel. Each roof type has advantages and disadvantages.



GAMBREL ROOFS
gambrel roof Gambrel roofs provide more head room and provide storage space on the top floor. While they are more difficult to frame than simpler types, they add a lot of useful space and provide a really nice exterior appearance.



SHED ROOF
shed roof The shed type roof is a single plane straight pitched roof typically used for smaller barns and limited function open air buildings.

This is the simplest type of roof to frame since it only requires the front wall to be higher than the rear to provide pitch. Snow loading is a major consideration for this type of roof for northern climates.



HIP ROOF
hip roof A hip roof is a simple to frame option typically used for single story pole barns. The hip roof eliminates eave details and gable end walls for really simple framing.

This roof type can be classified as a time and money saver.



GABLE ROOF
gable roof With two equally pitched sides this roof is a snap to frame. A steeply pitched gable roof is excellent for sheding snow.

Ventilation and insulating are simple to do with a gable roof.

 

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