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What is a hip roof?
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
A hip roof slopes inward on all sides up to a ridge line, or has a pyramid shape if square below. It differs from a gable roof, which slopes inward on only two sides and has a triangle shape “gable end” on two sides.
The hip shape is significant in Florida because a homeowner with a hip roof receives a discount for it on the windstorm portion of their homeowners insurance because the hip roof shape is more hurricane resistant, but it must be documented by a wind mitigation inspection report (OIR-B1-1802) to get the discount.
Here’s a few links to other articles about hip roofs and the requirements for getting the hip roof insurance discount:
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