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Comparing shed roof styles and their advantages

When planning the design of a shed, one crucial aspect that should not be underestimated is the type of roof you choose. The selection of your shed's roof not only has a significant impact on its aesthetic appearance but also plays a key role in practicality and budget considerations. When it comes to different types of shed roofs, Wide Span Sheds offers Gable and Skillion designs. Explore the advantages of traditional gable roofs and modern skillion roofs below to make an informed decision.

What is a Gable Roof?

Gable roofs are the most common roof style chosen for sheds. They have a classic profile with a high point in the centre, sloping toward the gutter on both sides of the apex.

Advantages of Gable Roof Sheds

  • Spans of up to 30m are achievable
  • Steeper roof pitches are available
  • More cost effective on medium to large spans
  • Have a high clearance in the centre of the shed
  • Can be built in most areas and sizes without the use of any knee bracing


What is a Skillion Roof?

Skillion roofs have a modern profile with a single pitch running from the high point on one side of the shed, to the low point on the other side.

Advantages of Skillion Roof Sheds 

(Also known as a modern slant roof shed)

  • Large single area for solar panels
  • Simplified rainwater capture with only 1 gutter
  • Allows greater clearance on leantos
  • More cost effective at shorter spans

Wide Span Sheds provides versatile options with Gable and Skillion roofs available in a range of different pitches. Gable roofs offer a classic design with more height in the centre, while Skillion roofs boast a modern, sleek look ideal for solar panels and rainwater collection. Our shed specialists can help you decide. Request a quote from us today!

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