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.
Ordering the hip roof trusses is the most critical link in
the entire process. Any mistakes made at