Different Styles of Garages

When it comes to building a structure or new addition to your home, you must make decisions on materials, sizes and style. Regarding garages, it’s no different.  It’s imperative to understand the style and type of the garage are different.

garage styles

Garage styles are determined by the framing of the roof. Even if you are just building a detached or attached garage, you will want the roof of the garage to match the roof of the house. Four common garage styles are : gable, hip, reverse, gable, and gambrel.

Gable Style

Most commonly used roof style due to the fact it matches most houses. It’s known for it’s triangular appearance by the garage door side which is created by the slopping roof on two sides.

You can add a window or trim since the triangular appearance allows for customization. Since the gable doesn’t require much roof, it’s less expensive the hip style. Gable style provides easy drainage for areas that experience lots of snow and rain.

Hip Style

If you want the most protection from the elements, a hip style maybe right for you. Due to the ample overhang on all four sides, the hip style gives extra protection. Hip-style is known for a pyramid shape that slopes down on all four sides.

This style requires more materials however, making it more expensive than gable style. Hip-style is more stable against high-impact window storms and more sturdy in general. It’s a one car garage with no architectural style.

Reverse Gable Style

Essentially the same as a gable-style roof, the only difference is that the garage door is located under the roof instead of the gable side. It’s most commonly used to match your home and make your new garage stand out.

Since reverse-gable style adds a curb appeal, it may be the right choice if you are looking for that type of style.

Gambrel Style

Known for two symmetrical slopes that form a triangle over the door, this style is also known as the barn roof. It’s relatively inexpensive and allows more room for the garage due to the two slopes.

Pick a Style

Having the same style of roof that fits your home may seem like an easy way out, as switching it up can be in your best interest. Whether you choose gable or hip style, find out what’s right for you by contacting a professional.

These professionals will help with both aesthetics and your needs, making the decision easier for you.