Dutch Gable Roof
Combines a hip roof with a gable, bringing home advantages of both styles
A Dutch gable roof combines a hip roof, with four sloping sides, and tops it with a gable roof, also called a gablet. Hip roofs have relatively small attic space but strong construction; gable roofs have more attic space but more difficulty with attaching gutters, require more bracing from wind and create a larger shadow; Dutch gable roofs have the advantages of both styles in one roof.
The hipped portion of this roof creates a covered porch area.
This main house has a Dutch gable roof, and the tower has a pyramid roof, which is also a variation of a hip roof.
This Dutch gable roof has a shed dormer, which is a dormer with a single sloping roof.
The gable portion, or gablet, of this Dutch gable roof has a triangular window.