A hip (or hipped) roof slopes down to the eaves on all four sides. Although a hip roof is not gabled, it may have dormers or connecting wings with gables. When the building is square, the hip roof is pointed at the top like a pyramid. When the building is rectangular, the hipped roof forms a ridge at the top. A hip roof has no gable.
Hipped roofs are often found on these house styles:
A hip roof may also be called a:
Variations on the Hip Roof Style:
- Pyramid Roof
- Pavilion Roof
- Mansard Roof
- Half-hipped, or Jerkin Head, Roof