Understanding Roof Structures - Hipped Roofs
Your roof is one of the most prominent features of your home. Therefore the structure of your roof should be an important aspect of your home's overall design. For example, one of the many characteristics of French Country design is the use of hipped roofs. You can see this illustrated in the Hickory Falls where, instead of coming to a point, the roof folds down into a triangle. Other roof elements to consider in your design include: gable dormers vs. shed dormers, boston ridges, size and choice of fascia, roofing materials, and pitch.