When it comes to choosing a shed for your back yard, at Col Western Sheds, we have gable roof sheds and flat roof sheds. Ideally when you are choosing the right shed for your yard – and for your needs, you have to base your choices more on what your shed is going to be used for, and, where it is going to be placed. Ideally, the style of your roof for the shed should match in with the style of roof on your home.
A flat roof shed has been designed to be level, or with a slight incline, this is so rain water can run off from your roof freely, rather than gather in a pool on top. This type of roof design is less expensive than a gable roof and is the most adaptable form of a ceiling for the inside of your shed. If you plan to buy a flat roof shed, it’s suggested that you place the shed in an open area where it will receive lots of daylight and sunshine and wind, to help keep the top of the roof dry.
Not only are flat roof sheds a little cheaper they are super easy and very quick to assemble.
A gable style roof is also known as a pitched roof or apex roof. Gable roofs are similar in design to those on most houses, two sloping faces that meet at a peak in the middle. This type of roof allows rain water to drain away/slide off easily and quickly and helps debris such as leaves and twigs slide off and down, which eliminates the need to get out with a broom and keep the roof clear.
Gable roof sheds look good, and they are perfect if you want your shed to be a free-standing unit and not placed next to a fence, house or other structure. Gable roof sheds also come with – or the option to add in a *skylight* – this is a piece of clear or opaque plastic that is put in place of a metal panel to allow more daylight in. The great thing about a skylight is you can place it where you think you will need it most – for example over a workspace or work bench and is a great option if you won’t have electricity available inside the shed on a permanent basis.
Depending on your use for the shed, a gable roof shed also gives you a little more *head room* inside, which is perfect if you are using the shed as a workroom.
Whether you opt for a flat or gable roof shed, you also need to consider the size of shed you need – is it for storage, garden tools, or as a workshop?
Col Western Shed has all the sheds you need – come in and see us to talk about the best shed for you.