What is hipped roof?

  • (noun): A roof having sloping ends as well as sloping sides.

Hipped Roof

A hip roof, hip-roof 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 the 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 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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Altweidelbach - Culture and Sightseeing - Buildings
... of Lindenweg – Baroque aisleless church, marked 1761 Hauptstraße 1 – building with half-hipped roof, partly slated timber framing, about 1800 Hauptstraße/corner of Heider Weg – cast-iron fountain basin ...
Bruttig-Fankel - Culture and Sightseeing - Buildings - Bruttig
10 – timber-frame house, partly solid, sided, half-hipped roof, 18th century Am Moselufer 23 – plastered timber-frame house, partly solid, half-hipped ...
Hipped Roof - Variants - Rhenish Helm or Helm Roof
... A pointed roof seen on a spire or a tower, oriented so that it has four gable ends ... See Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Sompting, Speyer Cathedral or Limburg Cathedral ...
Theisbergstegen - Culture and Sightseeing - Buildings - Godelhausen
... Bergstraße 2 – stately three-sided estate, 1870/1871 building with half-hipped roof, two-gated barn Bergstraße 4 – Quereinhaus (a combination residential and commercial house ...
Culture and Sightseeing - Buildings - Senheim (main Centre)
6 – former school quarrystone building, 19th century Am Gestade 55 – building with hipped mansard roof, marked 1786, hotel porch Brunnenstraße – warriors ...

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