Equine Facilities: Barn Roof Styles and Construction: Gambrel Roof

Horses June 25, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF
The gambrel roof has two slopes on either side of a center ridge. The lower slope is steeper than the upper slope. It is used mainly on two-story barns up to 40 feet wide. The most common type of framing is light, clear-span braced rafters supported on the barn wall and anchored to the floor joists to resist horizontal forces and uplift.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.