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Steel building with hip roof explanation

What is a hip roof?

A roof which slopes from all four sides of a building. The line where two adjacent sloping sides intersect is called the 'hip'.

A hip roof consists of two hip ends built up of flat top hip trusses in a step down system as illustrated below. In this system, the common trusses are located between the two hip ends and the height of the hip trusses is decreased with each subsequent truss beyond peak of the hip. Hip ends are usually built from the end up starting with a multi ply hip girder.


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