The gambrel barn is one of the most popular rooflines because it offers the greatest interior capacity in the second story loft. Barn homes in the gambrel style have a large loft with incredible versatility, offering the opportunity to design a second-story living space that suits your needs. If ample storage space for hay or equipment is needed for your storage or livestock barn, the gambrel style will meet that need.
The gambrel barn is modeled after European-style barns. The gambrel roof is self-supporting and became popular because it allowed farmers to increase the size of their barns by adding about one-third more loft space than other barn rooflines without increasing the barn’s footprint.