This roof hits the slopes in high style, but watch out for less attic space
A hip roof slopes on all four sides. It can be pyramid-like and reach a single peak, or have a ridge between two of the slopes. Very sturdy in its construction, it requires less bracing than a gable roof, but at the expense of losing valuable attic space. A hip roof is a good choice in areas with strong winds and is easier to attach gutters to, since the roofline remains at the top of the wall.
Hip roofs are popular with bungalow-style houses.
Hip roofs are also commonly seen on the architectural style called American foursquare.
Here is an example of a hip roof and a hip dormer.
One of the disadvantages of a hip roof is that having all four sides slope inward loses valuable attic space.
The interior of this hip roof has a vaulted ceiling made possible by steel girders.