Known for their striking and aesthetically pleasing appearance, pyramid hip roofs are commonly found on log cabins, Italian and classic American bungalows. While they may be harder and more expensive to install than other styles of roofing, many homeowners feel the costs are more than worth it. Here is some more information to get you started.
Just like regular hip roofs, pyramid hip roofs are very durable and excellent for withstanding high winds and hurricane-like conditions.
Pyramid hip roofs are considered a special type of roof and do require extra materials for both installation and repair. Labor may be expensive should you need to replace parts of your pyramid hip roof.
A normal hipped roof is built over a rectangular structure and features a ridge across the uppermost portion of the roof. If there is no ridge, such that all four sloping surfaces meet at a single point, then the roof is a pyramid hip.
Yes, there are three other conditions for a typical pyramid hip: four triangular surfaces, eaves of the same length and a square base. Pyramid roofs may also have three or more triangular surfaces. A particularly interesting pyramid hipped roof is octagonal with eight sides.
Pyramid hip roofs came onto the scene with the American Foursquare house style popular from 1890-1930. It is now typically used on smaller buildings such as a garage or pool house.
Another name for a pyramid hipped roof is a pavilion hipped roof.
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