What is a Full Hipped Roof Design?
A full hipped roof, also known as a Hampshire Hipped Roof, is a type of roof design where all four sides of the roof slope downwards towards the walls of the building. In a full hipped roof, the roof has no gable ends or vertical sides, unlike a traditional gable roof.
Each side of the roof is a hip, which is a diagonal line that slopes downward from the ridge at the top of the roof to the eave at the bottom. The hips intersect at the corners of the building, creating a pyramid-like shape.
The benefits of a full hipped roof include increased stability and resistance to wind and weather, as well as improved drainage and water runoff. The sloping sides of the roof help to direct water away from the roof and prevent standing water, which can lead to leaks and other problems.
Full hipped roofs are commonly used in residential and commercial buildings and can be made of a variety of materials, including asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and tiles. They are known for their durability, longevity, and classic appearance.