Cross Gable Roof
The cross gable roof is also a very popular roof structure. The gable, as the roof is so named after, is the triangular section of wall that forms on the end of the structure between the two sloping roof fields. It has many of the properties of a standard gable roof however it has a 2 nd gable roof intersecting the 1 st .
The intersection of these gable roofs can be at the end of one gable roof to form an L-shape or it can intersect in the middle of the roof, giving the house more than 2 gable ends. Regardless of where the intersection takes place, the ridges formed by the intersection are generally perpendicular to each other. This roof style allows for a more complex house layout or design as opposed to the standard gable, which is limited to a rectangular shape.
The cross gable roof still has much of the same advantages and disadvantages as the standard gable. It is simple in design and can save on construction costs. While this is less so with the cross gable as opposed to the standard gable, it is made up for in the increased flexibility of the house design. But the cross gable still isn't ideal for high wind areas unless the gable end wall is properly braced where it is most prone to collapse. If unsure as to the safety of your gable roof, seek the expertise of a local building inspector.
CROSS GABLE (GABLED) ROOF TYPE ILLUSTRATIONS