Another variation on the regular hip roof, cross hipped roofs are commonly found on Italian or Ranch-style homes. They are great for hurricane regions that get heavy winds, and can provide a home with an extra bit of shading. Here is some more information to help you decide if a cross hipped roof is the right choice for your home.
Because cross hipped roofs are more complicated and require extra materials to construct, they are often more expensive than other basic types of roofing. You should get a few price quotes from local roofers to learn more.
Like all other styles of hip roofs, cross hipped roofs are considered very durable under a variety of conditions—even with extreme winds caused by hurricanes.
A cross hipped (or hip) roof is simply two hip roofs that are installed perpendicular to each other. In case you aren’t familiar with a hip roof, this roofing style consists of four sides with a fairly gentle slope.
Yes, cross hipped roofs are usually used on homes with an L-shaped layout plan.
Cross hipped roofs were being used as early as the 1840’s, when the Italianate style of architecture began appearing in home construction. It was later used on Ranch-style homes that were popular from the mid 1930’s to the mid 1970’s.
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