Choosing the right porch roof style - The Porch Company
How to Build a Hip Roof. A hip roof is a simple roof which slopes downward at all points and has a uniform angle of pitch. Often combined with gables or other features, hip roofs are perhaps the simplest style of roofing and are good for.
Measure the length of your common rafters, hip rafters and ridge beam allowing room at the end of the common rafters and hip rafters for the ridge beam to fit.
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