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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.

The roofline comes to a point when built with symmetrical width and length. 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 roof’s geometry, 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 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 limit 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 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 is a pro at making your shed’s siding and shingles match your house!

Interested in this Style of Shed?

Our team of local craftsmen is 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 needed in your area with our Zoning & Building Requirements Guide.

Anatomy of a Hip Roof Style Shed

Specs - Foundation

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

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

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

Walls

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

Specs - Windows

Windows

Vertical slider windows with screens and exterior window trim.

Specs - Floor

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

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 building's 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 a 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

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

Ramp

Add a ramp to make it 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 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.


FAQs About Hip Roof Sheds

What is a hip roof shed?

A hip roof shed is a type of shed that has a roof that slopes down from all four sides of the shed. This type of shed is easy to build and is very popular.

What is a simple hip roof?

A hip roof is a type of roof where each of the four walls slopes downwards to the eaves.

How do you support a hip roof?

A hip roof is a roof where all sides slope downwards to the eaves, and the end walls are often nearly vertical. The roof is composed of four sloping planes that intersect at the ridge.

How do you attach plywood to a hip roof?

The most common way to attach plywood to a hip roof is by using nails or screws. The nails or screws should be long enough to go through the plywood and into the roof trusses.

Does a hip roof need ceiling joists?

A hip roof is a roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a relatively gentle slope. The hip roof is the most common type of roof and is often seen on rectangular houses. A hip roof does not need ceiling joists, as the walls support the weight of the roof.

Ready to have your own Hip Roof Shed built on your property? Request a quote today.

What are the advantages of a hip roof?

A hip roof is a type of roof where all the sides slope downwards towards the walls, and the ends come together in a ridge at the top. Hip roofs are more stable than gable roofs, and can better withstand high winds and heavy snowfall. They are also more aesthetically pleasing and can be used to create more exciting rooflines.

Please take a look at a few of our Hip Roof Sheds at the top of this page.

Does a hip roof need load bearing walls?

A hip roof is a roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly uniform slope. A hip roof does not need load-bearing walls.

Is a hip roof more expensive?

A hip roof is a roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly uniform slope. The word “hip” comes from the Old English word for “high” or “head.” A hip roof is more expensive than a gable roof because it requires more materials and labor to construct.

Thankfully, our Hip Roof Shed is one of the most competitively priced and popular sheds on the market today, so they really aren’t that much more expensive. Our customers love them!

Are hip roofs always 45 degrees?

A hip roof is a roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope. The word “hip” comes from the Old English word hipe, which means “projects.” Hip roofs are very popular in Europe, and they are often seen in traditional homes in the United States as well. The angle of a hip roof is usually about 45 degrees, but it can vary depending on the style of the home.

Is a hip roof good for wind?

A hip roof is a roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope. The advantage of a hip roof is that it is more stable than a gable roof. The disadvantages of a hip roof are that it is more expensive to build, and it is not as good at shedding snow and ice as a gable roof.

Does a hip roof have purlins?

No, a hip roof does not have purlins. Purlins are horizontal beams that support the roof decking and are fastened to the rafters.

How is the weight distributed on a hip roof?

A hip roof is a roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls, usually with a fairly gentle slope. The weight of the roof is distributed evenly across all four sides.

What are the disadvantages of a hip roof?

Hip roofs are more complex to build than gable roofs and often cost more.

Do hip roofs need gutters?

Hip roofs are more challenging to construct than gabled roofs, and are therefore more expensive. They are also more stable in high winds and heavy snowfall. Most hip roofs will need gutters to channel water away from the building, to prevent water damage.

Can you vault a hip roof?

A vault is an arched structure, often used to support a roof. So, no, you cannot vault a hip roof.

Are hip roofs strong?

A hip roof is a sloped roof that has its four sides equally sloped. This type of roof is very strong because it has a double layer of rafters. The hip roof is a very popular roof style for homes because it is very stylish and easy to maintain.

What is cheaper hip or gable roof?

A gable roof is cheaper than a hip roof. A hip roof is more expensive because it requires more materials and labor to build.

At Colonial Barns, we offer the Hip Roof option only as we’ve found this style lasts the longest, is the most durable, and is the most popular with our customers.

What is the standard pitch for a hip roof?

The standard pitch for a hip roof is 5:12. This means that for every 12 inches of horizontal distance, the roof will rise 5 inches.

Can you have two different pitches on a hip roof?

A hip roof is a roof that slopes down on all four sides. This type of roof is very strong and is often used on houses in hurricane-prone areas. You can have two different pitches on a hip roof, but it is more common to have all four sides sloping at the same pitch.


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