Did you ever notice how a preschooler draws a house? More often than not, it has a gable roof and a chimney with smoke that is perpendicular to the roof rather than the ground. The simplest, most popular and prevalent roof design in residential architecture; gables are two roof plates leaning against one another that form a large triangle. The primary purpose of this design is to shed snow, rain and ice as quickly as possible and protect the interior spaces from the elements. Nathanial Hawthorne’s 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables popularized what are technically referred to as ‘cross gables,’ the intersection of multiple gables on the same structure. CLICK HERE for the full article from LNP News.