Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Features >> hip

1.) In roofing the meeting of two inclined roof surfaces.
2.) The term can also refer in roof framing to the piece of timber, the hip rafter that lies under it.
3.) It can also refer to the triangular roof surface that is formed by two of them and the eaves line.

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Directly under the intersection lies the hip rafter.

The angle between two sloping roof surfaces is known as the dihedral angle. Click the link for a description of how to obtain it.

In roofing this angle is better known as the hip-backing angle, or the hip or valley flashing angle.

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