A reader's Roofs and roofing question: Square hipped roof?
Linda from Vero Beach, United States had this Square hipped roof question.
Hello. We are currently looking at building a square hip roof shelter for our horses measuring 16X16.
We have found information on how to brace a rectangle hip roof at the center but not how to effectively brace a square one.
Do we need a round metal bracing bracket for this size and if so could you tell us where to find it.
If this is not needed we are not sure as to how to actually brace the center to make it structurally sound.
Also the roof will be shingled in a light brown color so what would you suggest for the top center of the roof. Are there places to purchase an item like this? Thank you so much for any help you could offer to us with our project. Linda
For the flashing at the very top just make it up out of shingle material.s
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