Gingerbread Template Roof Styles
Gingerbread-By-Design provides Gingerbread Templates inspired by a variety of roof types, designs and styles.
Box Gable Roof
A gable roof with a triangular extension at each end of the house, with the roof section boxed at the end. This design is extremely similar to the standard gable roof, but distinguishes the triangular section of the design more.
A clerestory roof has an interior wall built extending above one section of the roof, with this section of wall often lined with several windows, or one long window. The sections of roof either side of the vertical wall are typically sloping, allowing a large amount of natural light into the windows.
Cross Gable Roof (Gable and Valley)
A cross gable roof consists of two or more gable rooflines that intersect at an angle, most often with the two ridges placed perpendicular to one another.
Cross Hipped Roof (Hip and Valley)
A cross hipped roof is a common roof type, with perpendicular hip sections that form an ‘L’ or ‘T’ shape in the roof hip. Hip and valley roofs have a total of four sloping surfaces, with two joined on a common ridge, and the other two on either end of the central ridge.
Flat Roof, with Parapet
A flat roof with the walls of the building extending upwards past the roof by a few feet around the edges. The addition of a parapet makes a flat roof far safer, providing a small barrier that provides additional security to reduce the likelihood of anyone standing the roof falling over the edge.
A ridged roof having two slopes on each side where the lower slope is steeper than the upper. Most commonly seen in barns, this roof is a symmetrical two-sided roof with a shallow upper-section, and steeper lower slope on each side.
Half Hipped Roof, Hip-on-Gable, Jerkin Head
A half hipped roof is almost identical to a simple hip roof design, but instead, the two sides of the roof are shortened, creating eaves at either side of the house.
Octagonal Pyramid Roof
Formed of eight triangular identically pitched roof panels. Builders often choose this shape when they need to roof a building that’s round or nearly round. Instead of dealing with the awkward fractions that another shape might require, they simply divide 360 degrees into half, then half again, then half a final time, winding up with the 22 1/2-degree angle that’s needed to build an eight-sided roof.
Open Gable Roof
A pitched roof that ends in a gable, with two sloping sides that meet to form a ridge, and is most easily identified by the triangular shape formed at either end.
Parallel Gable Roof
An M-shaped roof is double-pitched roof; essentially a double gable. The roof rests on two bearing walls with two sloping walls meeting in the middle to form an ‘M’ shape.
A pyramid hip roof is identical to a simple hip roof, but the walls are square rather than rectangular, making the shape of the building’s roof slope come to a point in a pyramid shape at the top with no ridge line.
Square Pyramid Roof
A type of hip roof that has four sides that are all triangle shaped and all slope downward. They are built onto a square or rectangular frame. Pyramid roofs are a popular choice for a shed and gazebos.