The barn style shed roof is similar to the gambrel roof of colonial barn architecture by the settlers in New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and western Connecticut built homes that reflected their Dutch culture. Later, by the late 19th century, Americans began to look back romantically on their colonial roots. This nostalgia began to be reflected in American colonial revival architecture. Within this colonial revival, one of the more popular designs was a redo of the original Dutch colonial. This design provided the advantage of a sloped roof, while maximizing headspace.
A ‘barn’ roof or is also known as a ” gambrel. It is asymmetrical two-sided roof with two slopes on each side. (The usual architectural term in eighteenth-century England and North America was “Dutch roof.”)
The upper slope is positioned at a shallow angle, while the lower slope is steep. This design provides the advantages of a sloped roof while maximizing headroom inside the building’s upper level and shortening what would otherwise be a tall roof.
The name comes from the Medieval Latin word gamba, meaning horses leg or hock.
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One advantage of using wood sheds over metal versions is that it is easier to modify them by adding windows, doors, shelving, or exterior trim (etc.) because wood can be cut and drilled using commonly available tools, whereas a plastic or metal shed requires specialized tools. Some homeowners may prefer wood sheds because wood is a renewable resource.
These storage sheds feature classic barn roofs or ranch styling. Many have extra wide door openings that easily accommodate lawnmowers, tractors, bicycles and other gardening equipment. They have asphalt shingles, or Metal roofing, resilient wood siding and a strong wood frame.
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Our ranch or barn style roof storage shed will outlast the backyard storage solutions found at big box stores – and for much less. Be sure to check out our wide variety of functional and decorative accessories to maximize your investment. Adding an extra loft, shelving, or a workbench can double a shed’s storage capacity and give you extra workspace .