Hey Guys. I am in Florida where High Winds are a concern not only for the structure itself, but for insurance purposes as well. I was reviewing the home inspection report performed on a house bought by a friend of mine. The roof was named as a Gable Style. However, the house is a long rectangle oriented north-south. It is located 1 block from the ocean, which is directly south of the property. So at the north end of the house the roof is a gable, but at the south end of the house, that that faces directly into the winds and storms, the roof is a hip. How does one properly identify this roof? And why?