The cross-shaped gable-and-valley roof is a complex roof construction consisting of several roofs joined together. The pictured roof consists of intersecting gable roofs. with all roof ridges at the same height.
With gable-and-valley roofs in the shape of a cross, ‘T’ or ‘L’ the roof ridges are at the same height. The roofs ‘intersect’. Variants also exist where roof ridges are at different heights.
A roof is called cross-hipped when two or more hip roofs sections join in the shape of a cross, a ‘T’, or an ‘L’.
Synonyms cross-shaped gable-and-valley roof
Not surprisingly, given the complexity of these roofs, you’ll hear many other names, including cross-gabled roofs, cross-hipped roofs, intersecting hip roof, and overlaid hip roof.
Not to mention combinations of gable roofs and hip roofs!