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Hip Roof Shed

This shed design is designed to match the roof frame of most modern-day home roof lines, named for the shape of its roofline with no gables, this shed has 6” soffits all around the building. The hip roof follows a 5/12 pitch on all sides.

When built with symmetrical width and length, the roofline comes to a point. When built with non-symmetrical width and lengths, this barn shed features a ridgeline. Why does the roofline matter? Hip roof sheds are very sturdy structures. Because of the geometry of the roof, they are not affected by wind and elements as much as other roof designs.

Many people pick this style to match their more modern designed homes and are best suited for playhouses and even pool houses.

You can customize your hip roof shed plans or hip roof shed designs to meet your needs, have fun getting creative and ask our designers about your options! If your property is planning a fort for the kids, pool storage, or that dream playhouse these sheds are a terrific choice!

Your Shed’s Standard Features

The hip roof shed comes with one entryway and a window included. You’ll be able to choose the placement of both. You can add more windows or doors for additional light, airflow and access.

  • Double Door Opening
  • 1 Window
  • 1 Ridge Vent
  • Shingled Roof
  • ¾” Plywood Floor
  • 2×6 Rafters

Every Shed Can Be Customized To Your Needs!

Interior WorkbenchSome of the more popular add on features for the Hip Roof Shed are a permanent foundation to prevent settling and limits long term foundation issues, extra windows for more light and airflow, a ramp at the door so that you can easily move big items in and out, lofts for long term storage of items and – the most popular – shelving and workbenches for instant usability.

The Hip Roof Shed is available in widths of 8’, 9.5’, 10’, and 12’ and cannot exceed 20’ in length.

Will Your Shed be Built on Site?

Anytime it’s in your best interest to build your shed on site – we do it! So, if we can’t get a trailer to where you want to put your shed, if your shed is wider than 9.5’ or longer than 20’, or if your shed needs to be placed on a sloped grade more than 8” across the building – we build your shed there on your property. The Hip Roof Shed is one of those styles that we typically build on site.

Notes from Roland, our Architectural Engineer:

  • Any shed that is over 256 sq ft comes standard with a permanent concrete pier foundation system.
  • You can always choose the placement of your shed’s door(s) and window(s).
  • We encourage you to customize your building with shelves, workbenches, lofts, extra windows, doors or even a garage door.
  • Your shed siding options are Duratemp, pressure-treated T1-11, vinyl or Hardie Plank.
  • Our team of craftsmen are pros at making your shed’s siding and shingles match your house!

Interested in this Style of Shed?

Our team of local craftsmen are ready to help you build the perfect top quality, durable and long-lasting shed for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your project started within 48 hours.

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What to Expect

  • Backyard Friendly
  • On-Site Construction
  • Built by Our Team
  • Nothing Outsourced!
  • Financing Available
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Superior Workmanship
  • Only the Best Materials Used
  • Building Sheds since 1979
  • Architectural Engineer Certified

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Zoning & Building Requirements Guide

Find out the latest zoning and building requirements are needed in your area with our Zoning & Building Requirements Guide.

Anatomy of a Hip Roof Style Shed

Specs - Foundation


We use solid concrete blocks and construction grade pressure treated shims to level buildings less than 256 sq ft built on level ground. We use a concrete pier foundation for buildings greater than 256 sq ft or ones that are located on a sloped grade.

Specs - Wind Resistence

Wind Resistance

Engineer certified to withstand 115 MPH winds and up to 130 MPH winds if your area requires it.

Specs - Roof


2×6 rafters 24 in. on center with 1/2″ OSB sheeting, tar paper, a ridge vent and 3 tab or architectural asphalt shingles *16” on center for 16’ wide buildings.

Specs - Doors


For wood buildings, we use matching Duratemp or Pressure Treated T1-11 doors. For all other sidings we use non-pre-hung primed fiberglass doors.

Specs - Walls


2×4 studs 16 in. on center with OSB sheathing. Duratemp and pressure treated T1-11 buildings have no additional sheathing.

Specs - Windows


Vertical slider windows with screens and exterior window trim.

Specs - Floor


2×4 pressure-treated floor joists 16 in. on center with 3/4″ plywood over 4×4 pressure-treated runners (8’, 9.5’, and 10’ wide) or 4x6 pressure-treated runners (12’, 14’ and 16’ wide). Runners are a maximum of 6’ on center.

Specs - Trim


For wood building we use real cedar trim. For all other exteriors, we wrap soffits in white coil stock and use vinyl trim around windows and building corners.

Great Options to Make This Shed Yours

Because every shed is built custom for you there are endless opportunities to make this structure your own. If requested, we can even increase the buildings structural load. Consider the following to make your shed fit your needs.

Option - Permanent Foundation

Permanent Foundation

Even if your building is not 256 Sq Ft or on sloped grade you can opt for a permanent foundation to enhance the structural integrity of your building. Plus! You do not pay sales tax on your purchase.

Option - Cupolas and Weathervanes

Cupolas & Weathervanes

Cupolas and weathervanes give your outdoor building a unique look.

Option - Doors and Windows

Additional Doors & Windows

Add additional doors or windows to change the functionality or bring in more light. We can even use home grade entry doors or insulated windows.

Option - Architectural Shingles


Opt for a vinyl, shake, beaded or Hardie Plank siding that matches or compliments your home or complies with HOA restrictions. We can even special order a specific brand to perfectly match your home.

Option - Ramp


Add a ramp to make is easy to get large or heavy items in and out. Makes storing your rider mower or motorcycle that much easier!

Option - Bigger Joists

Larger Joists

Opt for 2X6 pressure treated floor joists to increase the load of your floor.

Option - Interior Components

Interior Components

Add lofts, shelving or workbenches to help your shed instantly fit your needs from the moment it's built. .

Option - Flood Vent

Flood Protection

Choose all pressure treated walls and a flood vents to ensure your building stands for years to come in areas prone to heavy flooding. In some areas this is required to comply with flood zone requirements.

Let’s Build Your Shed

Our team of craftsmen are ready to help you build a top quality, durable and long-lasting shed for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your quote back to you within two business days.

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