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{{image url="uploads/gable/gable.jpg" class="right" alt="An example of a Gable" title="An example of a Gable"}} The term Gable refers to the vertical wall that is bounded by two planes of a sloping roof.

The term Gable as an adjective can also refer to a type of roof, commonly called a Gable Roof, but also known as a Pitched Roof. A roof is considered a Gable Roof if both ends have a Gable wall, if each roof plane is [[pitch pitched]] at approximately the same [[pitch]], and if the roof planes are flat, without a change in direction.

A Gable Roof with significantly different roof plane [[pitch pitches]] might be considered a [[SaltBox salt box roof]].
A Gable Roof where one part of the roof plane is at a steeper [[pitch]] than the other might be considered a [[gambrel gambrel roof]].

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