If you’re installing synthetic thatch on your business, whether it’s a charming beach café or a five-star tropical resort, you need to know that some roofing products work better on certain roof types than others do—including gable roofs.

What is a Gable Roof?

A gable roof is a roof that features two sloping sides with a gable at each end. (A gable is the triangular extension that hangs over the walls where the two slopes meet.)

The pitch of a gable roof can vary greatly, which means you’ll have to take that into account when you choose your synthetic thatch roofing materials, too.

Gable roofs have a ridge board, gable studs, and common rafters.

Ridge Board

Also called a ridge beam, a ridge board is the part of the roof where the rafters come to a point. The rafters are nailed to the ridge board, which transfers its loads to gable end walls.

Gable Studs

A gable stud is a vertical board that supports the ridge board along the peak of the roof.

Common Rafters

Common rafters are the beams that support the roof itself. They line up at an angle from the top plate (the bottom of the inside of the roof) up to the ridge board, forming the slope of the roof.

Endureed Synthetic Thatch Products That Work With Gable Roofs

Not all synthetic thatch roofs will work well with gable roofs. Endureed’s roofing solutions that pair well with gable roofs include:

Are You Considering Synthetic Thatch for Your Business?

We’d be happy to show you how Endureed can provide you with the perfect synthetic thatch roofing for your business.

Call us at 877-784-2824 or get in touch with us online to learn more. You can also view the technical specs on each of our roofing products by creating a free Endureed user account now.


Angie Johnston
Author: Angie Johnston