The classic shape of a gabel roof provides a timeless aesthetic everyone can appreciate. Gabel roofs are incredibly practical, allowing for wider roof spans, minimising heat build-up and steeper roof pitches with a lower roof height than a skillion of equal width.
Gabel roof carports can also provide better shade coverage than a standard skillion roof, particularly with the addition of gabel infills.
If you’re after a modern architectural design a skillion roof may be the right choice for you. Skillion roofs are easier and more cost effective to construct and provide a simpler drainage solution that often means fewer drainage issues.
Skillion roofs with a steep pitch are effective at managing water runoff and self-cleaning, making them far easier to clean and maintain. However, a skillion roof with a steep pitch will have a much larger roof height compared to a gabel roof of the same span and pitch. Making single skillion roofs less practical for wide sheds and carports.
Skillion roofs are perfect as carports, patios or awnings when building onto the side of your home or onto the side of a shed.
Double Skillion / Split Skillion Roof
Much like the name suggests a double skillion roof is two skillion roofs combined together, most often opposing each other. A double skillion roof is very aesthetically appealing and allows for much wider shed spans. Double skillion roofs are often used in modern house design as a unique architectural feature.
The use of double skillion roofs allows for unusual floorplans and layouts as you are no longer restricted to a square format, potentially being a more practical option in smaller spaces.