Wind mitigation question

Has anyone run into a roof that is all hip around the perimeter, but has a very large flat area in the middle of the roof system in which they have lounge chairs? How is this treated as far as hip or other? Thanks.

I have not but by your description would call it hip.

I can tell you that Citizen’s considers them non-hip.

non hip

Sounds like a mansard roof. The linear measurement of the flat perimeter is non-hip. “Other”

Sounds like a mansard

> 10% of TP= Non Hip

Based on your description if the perimeter of the flat is greater than 10% of the perimeter that it is non-hip

write “no fall protection for drunks on roof”

None of the flat area is in the perimeter equation though. The flat is totally surrounded by hip that is pitched down to wall attachments.

None of the flat is in the perimeter equation. The roof pitches down from the flat area to the wall connections.

Flat area is not in the perimeter equation. The roof pitches down from the flat area to the wall connections. Similar to a mansard type roof. It is a 3 story single family custom home on the water. There is a railing around the flat area for sunning themselves.

“Non-Hip”

non hip roof

Non-hip, Flat section or non-hip section does not have to be part of the perimeter to be counted

Thanks for all your responses.

You mean like this? Why some one would lop off the top of a perfectly good hip makes no sense

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Exactly.

What’s the view like up there

Is it part of the roof or non attached sun deck with no living space under, e.g. cabana ?