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Designing the right roof rake

Among the important details on a roof is the rake, the sloping edge along the end wall of a gable, shed, or gambrel roof

Among the important details on a roof is the rake, the sloping edge along the end wall of a gable, shed, or gambrel roof. Architect Katie Hutchison provides some thoughts and insights about creating the right rake based on the roof design. She also offers drawings of several roof-rake styles, including a glossary illustrating and defining the pieces of a roof rake.

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