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Using trusses to frame a hip roof isn't difficult — it's just different. Yet for some reason, many builders have an irrational fear of hip trusses. I've worked with hip roof trusses for 18 years. I currently run a truss installation company in Raleigh, N.C. In all that time, 90% of the problems I've seen were due to inaccurate placement of the trusses. But with good drawings and an understanding of how the pieces go together, a hip trussed roof offers the same cost advantages as a standard gable trussed roof. Good Communication Ordering the hip roof trusses is the most critical link in the entire process. Any mistakes made at