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Roof Style on 16×8 Log Cabins
The roof on apex and pent log cabins is a crucial part of your new garden building so it is important that the right materials are used in its construction. The main purpose of the roof is to protect your valuables from rain and snow thus keeping them dry. Besides this is helps to ventilate the cabin and aids the long life of your building. There are several designs for a roof such as an apex roof, sometimes referred to as a gable roof which looks like an upside down ‘V’.This design is very popular on 16ft x 8ft buildings in Britain as it is quite attractive when situated in your garden. The basic design consists of two roof sections meeting in the middle of the building. This roof can slope in either direction, certainly, the better manufacturers would be able to offer this. The pitch or angle on the apex shed roof tends to be in the region of at least 15 degrees up to about 25 or 30 degrees. This allows water to flow easily of the roof and away.
A second design is a pent roof, sometimes called a ‘lean-to’, although strictly speaking a ‘lean-to’ would have 3 sides so the cabin would be fixed to an existing house or wall. Another name is a mono-pitch and the characteristic of the pent roof is that it has a single slope on the roof. Normally a shallower pitch than you would find on an apex shed but very functional. This is a very simple design but is a very popular option. Can appear a little ‘boxy’ to look at but if it is out of sight can be very practical.
Some gardeners would use the storage space inside the roof space on the apex buildings but if you do it is important to provide extra strength to the roof itself. The reason for this is that the roof would have been designed to take the weight of the roof boards, the roofing felt and any snow which may lay on it during the winter. Provided you ensure you add extra support then this can offer extra storage for light items, such as plastic piping, copper pipes and timber beadings. The pent style garden shed benefits by having the highest space at the front and in this space, you can fix shelves about the shed windows. This will give you extra storage space in a very convenient space and easy to get to.
Besides the apex and pent styles normally found on garden sheds and summerhouses, there is another style which would normally only be found on top end log cabins, 16ft x 8ft and over normally, and that is the hip roof. This is like the roof on a detached house and consists of 4 parts meeting in the middle of the roof so water can drain off in all four directions. These types of roofs are quite complicated to make so would normally only be available in set sizes.
Another major consideration is the type of materials used to make the apex and pent cabin roof and also the type of material used to cover the roofs. You will find that quality manufacturers will use material which will ensure a very long life for your building. At the other end of the scale, you will find that unsuitable materials (for long term peace of mind) are used as the cheap sheds are made down to a price with the cheapest materials being used.
On the Trentan pent log cabins EPDM rubber felt roofing is a goof option. Being made of a single sheet of material makes for a great pent roof on any lean to type building which has one side higher than the other. This allows the rain to run off the mono-pitch roof easily.
In our range of Scandinavian pent garden cabins, there are many styles as well as different sizes so, hopefully, there should be one which is just right for family and you. All are very welcoming as well as light and airy – a place for you to relax with your family – an oasis in our busy lives of today.Very adaptable and versatile and can be whatever you need them to be. Whether it’s for relaxing, a garden office, a bolthole, summer room or for the children these garden cabins will provide the answer.
Visit us in Surrey at one of our two showrooms and see these beautiful buildings for yourself and imagine them sitting in your garden ready for you to enjoy them. With sizes including 16×8 cabin there should be one to suit your particular needs.
We can arrange a range of extra services on your behalf such as assembly of your new cabin, or even remove your old existing one, build a new base, have electrics installed or have it painted.