Kit Houses

Roofs Block 2

Courtesy Lake Orion Roofing, Lake Orion, Michigan

Gable, hipped, and gambrel roofs are the most common styles in kit houses. Gable roofs have two primary slopes that extend downward from the peak in opposite directions, creating a triangle shape on the end walls. Hipped roofs slope in all four directions from the peak to the walls in a pyramidal form. Gambrel roofs are a type of gable roof; each of the two slopes is broken into two planes, one close to the ridge that is relatively shallow and one close to the eaves that is steeper. A house can have just one roof type or a combination.