Roofs Block 2
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.