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These 4 European Homes Show How Striking a Steep Roof Can Be

By Michele Koh Morollo
Steeply pitched roofs give these four European homes a sharp, clean, and modern look.
In much of Europe, where winter brings heavy snowfall, steep gabled roofs help snow slide off better than roofs with low or gradual slopes. Such homes usually have slopes of at least 3:12, which means that for every 12 inches, the rise of the roof is three inches or more.

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