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In the previous post in the series on how to choose a patio roof, we looked at a Skillion Roof. In this article, we will talk about another common type of roof, the Gable Roof. As always, if you have any questions about what would work best in your situation, please contact one of our Atlas Awnings design consultants.

Most traditional roofs on the North Coast are built with a gable or hip style roof. The common construction is simple and timeless. In most neighbourhoods, the hip or gable roof accounts for most of the houses, so it makes sense to build a home with the common architectural characteristics of the local area.

Because of this, sometimes the simple skillion or flat roof may not fit. Either physically or aesthetically. This is one of the reasons our clients choose gable patio roofs.


Patio Roofs from Atlas Awnings

The three main types available are Skillion, Flyover, and Gable. Click these links to jump to the description of all three.

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Gable Patio Roof

We will outline some of the advantages below:

Designed to complement your existing roof style

As we said above, it makes sense that your extension matches your home. One of the most common requests when building extensions is to make the new roof match the existing decor. A gable roof patio or carport very closley matches the design of most modern homes.

Extra height brings extra light

The pitched roof allows a lot more light to enter the patio and house. A lot of designs have a perspex or glass insert at the gable ends, allowing light to enter.

Heat is not trapped

The extra height of the roof allows hot air to rise and escape out the open end of the patio roof. The air flow can be increased with the addition of ceiling fans, which a lot of skillion roofs don’t have the room for.


This beautiful gable patio roof provides a cool shady area to relax and entertain, without the feeling of being trapped indoors.

More spacious feel

The open ends and high ceilings give your patio room a much larger, more open feel. Extra height is one of the most desirable factors in a covered alfresco area, as a high roff still gives the feeling of being outdoors.

Water tight joining system to Home

As with all Atlas Awnings constructions, our expert builders take every care to make sure your extension is as weather proof as possible. The gable end of the roof can be left open for extra breeze and light, or an insert can be chosen to provide extra protection from wind and rain.

Can be free standing or attached to Home

The gable roof is often attached to the existing house, but it can be designed as a free-standing structure. A separate carport, a backyard gazebo, or a pool house are all examples of this.

Protection and value

All of our Atlas Awnings Patio roofs will help protect your assets from sun, wind rain. Safely leave outdoor furniture, barbeques and outdoor equipment and avoid weather damage. The extra space will also add value to your home, either for yourself or potential buyers.

Roof Options

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Now you have decided to choose your roof type, now you can choose the materials.

Roofing Materials – Insulated or Single Skin

Most roof types have the option of using cost effective single skin roofing, or premium insulated roofing.

For a more detailed look, check out our Single Skin vs Insulated Roof Comparison.


Single Skin (V-Line) Roofing:

  • Durable
  • Cost effective
  • Contemporary V-Line ceiling finish
  • Gloss finish to underside of roof sheet
  • Range of roof colours to suit existing Home
  • Can be fitted with polycarbonate skylights for more light
  • Engineered for large spans
  • Fewer posts required

Single Skin (V-Line) Roofing

 Insulated Roofing:

  • Modern look
  • Can be fitted with lights and fans
  • Engineered for large spans
  • Weatherproof joining system
  • Fewer posts required
  • Large colour range
  • Cost effective
  • Can be fitted with solar panels


Insulated Roofing

Posts and Beams

Posts and beams can make all the difference to the style and appearance of your patio roof, but it there are a few practical considerations. We have a handy guide on how to choose your posts that goes into detail on what posts and beams to choose for your roof.

Read it here.

We hope this has helped you to get more information on a gable roof for your backyard.

For more information, visit of Gable Patio Roof page, or contact us below to talk to a consultant.

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