I understand what you’re saying. Unfortunately “intent” as it pertains to the 1802 becomes murkey at times. I took the York class with Bill York a couple years back and just reviewed the material he handed out, according to his class material, he states: "Roof coverings on ignored (structurally unattached) porches and carports should be reported in the product approval column as NR for Not Required to meet the FBC or MDC standards.
I think the difference here is, where you ignore the unattached roof coverings Brad, is when calculating roof perimeter to determine whether its hip or not.
I’m sure there are others here who took that class and remember this.
Again not being argumentative rather just discussing this to learn from others and contribute to a learning dialogue.