Canopy Gable Peak Definitions
(Canopy Gable Peak Styles)


The Peak style is defined by the angle of the fitting that connects the leg to the rafter. The following table shows that as you increase corner angle for a given size tarp width:
  1. The front opening (peak end) of the canopy gets narrower
  2. The Peak height Increases
Peak StyleCorner AngleOpening WidthPeak Height
Flat Roof90 degree10 feet7 feet
Low Gable Peak102 degree9 feet 11 1/2 inches8 feet
Medium Gable Peak110 degree9 feet 6 3/4 inches8 feet 9 inches
High Gable Peak120 degree8 feet 9 3/4 inches9 feet 6 3/4 inches

The above measurements were calculated using a 10ft wide tarp, 7 foot side legs and 1 inch tubing.

Design Note:
Tarp over side and Valance canopy designs are not recommended for Flat Roof or Low Peak style canopies. The slope of the roof is not great enough to allow water to run off of the roof. As a result water can accumulate on the top of the canopy and the weight can cause the canopy to collapse