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The Gambrel Garage

SPACIOUS SECOND FLOOR

MAXIMIZES BUILDING BLUEPRINT

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  • Are you looking for a way to increase your outdoor storage while maximizing the available space? 
  • Do you want a garage that provides generous 2nd-story options for storage, living area, office space, or a studio?

If this is what you are looking for, then the gambrel garage is a great solution!

Built to maximize the storage space of the available footprint, the gambrel garage is the best option if you have a limited footprint for a garage, but you still want a fully accessible 2nd-story.  Its unique roof design allows for high ceilings and also adds some character to the design.

Options & Accessories

Standard materials:

Our gambrel garages have Duratemp siding, GAF asphalt shingles or metal roofing, and customized window and door placement.  Windows come standard with shutters.  

Size options:

Gambrel garages typically are built to handle 1-2 garage doors and bays, but the actual footprint varies depending on your needs.

  • Common overhead door sizes are 8-10’ wide and 7-10’ high, but more options are available
  • Wall height is typically between 7’ and 9’
  • Roof overhang can be up to 12” on all sides
  • Gambrel roof design allows maximum head height and attic storage space

Siding and trim options:

Many of the colors of the building materials are customizable on our gambrel garages.  The trim, siding, shingles, doors, and shutters can all be color customized, and many have decorative add-ons available.

Door and window options:

  • Garage doors are raised-panel or Homestead overhead doors and can include windows and other decorative features
  • 3’ side doors can be either fiberglass or steel
  • Windows can be placed at customized locations and can be a variety of sizes; including 30”x36”, 24”x36”, 18’x27”, 34”x39”, and more!

Available accessories:

  • Cupola with curved copper roof
  • Weather vane
  • Gable vents or windows
  • Peak overhangs
  • Flower boxes under windows
  • Ramps from the driveway to the garage floor
GAMBREL 1

GAMBREL 2

28x36 Wood Garage Attic Truss

GAMBREL 3

24x36 Vinyl 2 Car Garage Truss Series

GAMBREL 4

24x26 Vinyl Garage King Series

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GAMBREL 5

Attic Truss Series

GAMBREL 6

Truss Series

GAMBREL 7

Truss Series

More Usable Space and Headroom

One of the greatest advantages to having a gambrel garage is that the shape of the roof provides the maximum amount of usable space out of every other roof style. This means more garage storage or more space for an office—perhaps an art studio.

The gambrel style roof will easily allow for the option of a second floor in the garage or very high ceilings. At the smallest of sizes, the gambrel garage roof will provide ample head-room, which is important for some homeowners.

Gambrel garages built by Pequea are fully customizable to fit your individual needs and preferences.

Gambrel Garage FAQ's

Where does the unique Gambrel design come from?

Its exact origins are unknown, but appears to originate from Europe and possibly the Dutch.

Can you build a modular Gambrel garage?

No, you would need to purchase a High Wall Storage Barn.

What advantages does the Gambrel garage style have over other garages?

The Gambrel garage is able to maximize the 2nd story floor space.  It also provides a unique style that matches other Gambrel structures.

How does a Gambrel garage roof remove snow or ice on the upper portions?

The shed’s truss and roof are designed to handle the snow load, even if some of it remains on the flatter roof portions.

Is there concern about parking too close to the lower roof edge?

If you have low roof clearance, then yes, you want to be careful about parking too close.

Does a Gambrel garage require a concrete base?

Yes, we highly recommend a concrete base.

Are there code or engineering concerns due to the Gambrel garage’s unique style?

No, this does not cause code concerns.

Where do you deliver modular garages?

Mid Atlantic and New England states (excluding Long Island).

Why a Gambrel Garage?

Gambrel garages are one of the most unique garages.  Due to the unique roof structure, gambrel garages allow maximum storage for any given footprint, especially when including a 2nd story.

 

The gambrel garage has several angles and planes on each side of the roof.  Because of the way they are sloped, it allows for more attic space. For single-story gambrel garages, this means you have more headroom and higher walls.  For 2-story gambrel garages, it allows a more spacious 2nd story.

 

Gambrel garages are ideal if you want to use the 2nd story for a living space.  Whether you have an apartment, office, studio, or something else on the 2nd floor; the gambrel garage gives you more room without needing to worry about a low sloping roof.

 

Farmers also find gambrel garages to be useful.  It allows generous headroom on the first floor for taller animals, such as horses.  It also provides maximum 2nd-floor storage for feed and supplies, especially hay bales or feed sacks.

 

We include a 5-year limited warranty on our manufacturing and materials.  We also include roof truss/weight loads and building plans for your specific garage.  These are yours for future reference and may be required for a building permit.

 

We highly recommend that you have a concrete pad built for your gambrel garage foundation.  You can have your local concrete contractor prepare the base, or contact us, and we will assist you in finding a contractor to help you! 

 

Many of our gambrel garages can be delivered and assembled on your site.  It typically takes 2-5 days of construction time. We deliver and build to PA, NY, MD, DE, CT, WV, and OH.  If you don’t live in one of these states but are in the surrounding area, contact us to see if we would deliver to your site.

 

Our focus at Pequea is to deliver your ideal gambrel garage that will be the perfect fit for your home and backyard.  Contact us today to see how we combine quality, experience, and customer service into each customized gambrel garage!

 

If you are looking for a more basic garage design, look at our modular garages.  These garages don’t have as many size options or the 2nd-floor option, but their basic design also makes them cheaper.  Modular garages do not require a concrete base and can instead be placed directly on a properly prepared stone pad or foundation.

 

If you are looking for a larger footprint with more customizable options, then take a look at our A-Frame garages which provide the most customized choices, including additional garage bays and the largest footprint options.