Haven’t run into this recently and just wanted to make sure I check this correctly. Wall between the units goes completely up and through roof. The unit I’m doing for the client is the end unit. My first reaction is to call it a hip roof. Would this be correct?
No - not correct. It is a gable or other, other perhaps as it is a reinforced end wall in a multi-unit dwelling depending on the year built. I would rate it as a Gable with pics and narrative description. Hope this helped.
My understanding is this (and if I’m wrong, please let me know)…
The wall between the units that extends through the roof is NOT calculated as part of the “total roof system perimeter” or the “total length of non-hip features” (<-- this is where I may be wrong) IF there is not any kind of gable feature on the other side of that wall. So, with this in mind…
Even if the end of the unit was hip, you’d still have the gable feature created by the two different levels of the roof. You’d still have to consider the gable feature when calculating Roof Geometry and it would likely end up being “Other”.
IF the entire roof was one level (the gable feature was not there) AND the end of the unit was hip then you could make a good argument that the unit’s Roof Geometry should be “Hip”.
I understand what you’re saying John but, isn’t the “gable” down the center part of the unit next door (to the left). It isn’t part of the end unit which I inspected since that is the dividing wall. That roof to the left does not belong to the end unit I inspected. That’s what has me confused I guess.