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Hip roof

... often end of terrace homes have what is known as a hipped roof, this is when the roof slopes in at an angle from the walls to the roof ... limited. A solution to the problem is to replace the old hip structure with a new gable end, altering the exterior shape of the roof and ...

Definition of "Hip roof"

A hip roof, hip-roof[1] or hipped roof, is a type of roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope. Thus it is a house with no gables or other vertical sides to the roof. A square hip roof is shaped like a pyramid. Hip roofs on houses could have two triangular sides and two trapezoidal ones. A hip roof on a rectangular plan has four faces. They are almost always at the same pitch or slope, which makes them symmetrical about the centerlines. Hip roofs often have a consistent level fascia, meaning that a gutter can be fitted all around. Hip roofs often have dormer slanted sides.

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