Hip roofs have no gables, and depending on the shape, their look will change dramatically. There are a few different types of Hip Roof including a simple hip, crossed hip, half hipped, square hip and rectangular hip. For more information on all of these styles, visit our residential Hip roof page, or contact us at 314-266-6379.
Hip roofs can also have two triangular sides and two trapezoid-shaped sides. Unlike a gable roof with two visible sides, a hip roof has four sides that intersect at the roof’s peak like an igloo. Because the roof is slanted on all four sides, eaves and gutters are necessary on all sides.
Advantages of a Hip Roof
- Water drainage. A hip roof is angled on all four sides, so snow, ice and water cannot stand on its surface. The design encourages snow run-off and helps avoid roof collapse.
- Can be incorporated into an existing structure
- Less vulnerable to high winds than other styles
Disadvantages of a Hip Roof
- More complex to build than a gabled roof and requires more material, which means you’ll pay more for this style.
- Additional seams means more opportunities for leaks. Proper maintenance should prevent any minor issues from becoming major ones.
Did You Know: The inward slope of all four sides on a Hip roof makes it more stable than a gable roof, but they’re more expensive to build.
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