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
Because of its prominence, the roof is a significant element in the shape of a house or an outbuilding. One critical detail of roof appearance is the rake, the sloping edge along the end wall of a gable, shed, or gambrel roof. (Not every type of roof has a rake; hipped, mansard, and flat roofs do not.) Roof rakes generally fall into one of two primary categories: overhanging or clipped. Overhanging rakes can be open or closed, and further differentiated as extended or short.
The rake you choose should be based on the design goals for the roof. For instance, if you desire a generous, sheltering roof, an overhanging rake detail is appropriate. If you prefer a roof in which the planes of the roof and the walls fold together to form a taut geometry, a clipped rake is the best choice. Keep in mind that the rake detail should…