Choosing a shed style is important not only because it will house many of your valuables, but it will also add to the value (and the look) of your property.
Both gable and gambrel roofs have benefits, so the choice may come down to personal preference.
Do You Want it to Match Your House?
Many homeowners want their shed to match their home, and most homes have pitched roofs, especially in Utah and Colorado, where ice and snow can pile up on rooftops. Having a shed that looks like a smaller version of your home adds to curb appeal and is pleasing to the eye.
But don’t discount the gambrel look quite yet! While not many homes look like barns, the barn-style roof fits in well if you have additional outbuildings with this type of roof. Also, many homeowners love the authentic, rustic look the barn style provides, regardless of whether it matches their home.
Do You Have Unique Storage Needs?
Both shed styles give homeowners options for upper-level storage, but the gambrel roof style has something more to offer. Structurally, since you have more square footage in the building, a gambrel roof is ideal when you need to fit in larger-sized items, like a tractor or a boat.
Gable-style roofs don’t allow for as much storage space as gambrel-style roof, but they can be designed with enough pitch to accommodate upper-level storage.
Are You Solely Focused on Cost?
Because they require slightly more materials and time to build, choosing a barn-style roof will probably increase the cost of a new shed. But think about it — with a gambrel-style shed that offers lots of extra upper level storage, it’s like you’re getting two sheds in one!
Gable roofs may be the more affordable option, but when you think about long-term use, consider all the benefits a gambrel-style shed offers in terms of space to grow.
A-Shed USA Is Here to Offer Custom Solutions
When it comes to shed styles, we know what we’re talking about. We’ve been creating customized sheds for our clients throughout the Rocky Mountains for years, so we can build a gable or gambrel-style storage shed to fit your vision too.
A-Shed USA offers A-frame (or gable) roof styles in both our ranch sheds and J-Series sheds. Our barn sheds feature the gambrel roof that offers the rustic country look you love. Our team is more than happy to fill you in on all the pros and cons of both shed styles, and most importantly, find out which design fits your personal style, both functionally and aesthetically.