The Extra Living Space of Hip RoofsMarch 12, 2021
A hip roof, hinged or hip roof, is a kind of roof in which all sides slope towards the house, normally with a gentle slope. Thus, a hip roof home has no steep or other angled roofs to its roof. Hip roofs are not very common in modern housing due to their steep slopes and the need for more continuous space for building purposes. The steep angles in the roof provide a more stable environment for the construction of hip roof homes, but also limits the number of units that can be placed on the same roof. As more units are placed on a single roof, the extra weight causes the roof to weaken and eventually collapse.
Hip roofing have their advantages and disadvantages as compared to other traditional types of housing such as gable homes. A gable house is one in which the lower half of the house slopes towards the ground and the upper half slopes away from the ground. Thus the lower half houses the attic, while the upper half houses the rooms. Gable homes are usually taller than the rest of the house and hence cannot support the weight of the attic. A hip roof is basically the same as a gable home, except that the angles in the roof are not very extreme and the house does not have a steep slope towards the ground.
Hip roofs provide a more comfortable living space because they allow room for open space beneath them. They also provide room for more storage space as well as for vines or climbing plants to be grown on the flat surfaces under the gable. In contrast, traditional gables make a lot of room for movement because the slope of the four sides makes it difficult for people to walk up the sides. The problem with traditional gables is that they are usually much smaller than most homes so it is difficult to build something on top of them that will fit properly.
Another disadvantage is that they are typically only build on one side. This means that a two story house can be created on an area of a hip roof that is only a few feet by four feet. Hip roofs have some other disadvantages, however, such as how fast the winds are usually. These conditions can cause damage to certain parts of the home, especially if there is not enough air flow through the home.
Hip roofs can be a good solution if the home owner wants to create a two sided focal point in their yard without having to worry about losing space due to the construction of the home. Hip roofs are ideal for creating different areas of interest and creating outdoor spaces. Hip roofs can also be used as a sort of gable rafter to give a two sided roof the appearance of a gable.
Hip roofs have their advantages and disadvantages. Some people may find them to be an inconvenient option, especially if their home is not located on a sloping site. Gable roofs can be used for this purpose because they are already affixed to a slope. However, they can also be affixed to almost any slope on earth. Gable hip roofs have extra living space with the ability to provide the same amount of sunlight as any other type of flat roof without the weight and added stress of additional construction.