The Gable Roof

This extremely popular residential roof type is also sometimes called a peaked or pitched roof, easily identified by its triangular shape. They can be covered with almost any type of roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, metal, clay or concrete tiles, or cedar shakes. That said, these roofs also contain roof valleys and hips, so they should always be shingled with metal or standing seam to help ward off potential leaks.