Hip Roof Replacement

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If you own residential property in New Jersey or Pennsylvania and need a hip roof installed or replaced, turn to the professionals at Emmons Roofing & Siding. Emmons is a fully licensed and insured roofing contractor with more than 30 years of industry experience. Area homeowners trust us because we use premium roofing materials, deliver superior workmanship, and stand behind our work. When you’re looking for a trusted roofer, Emmons is here for you.

To get started on your roof replacement project, simply contact us today for a free quote. A member of our team will come check out your roof and discuss your options.

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What is a Hip Roof

What Is a Hip Roof?

A traditional home with an A-frame design has what is called a gable roof. Gable roofs have triangular ends that are shaped like an A and which are referred to as gables. With a hip roof or hipped roof, there are no flat ends. Instead, all sides of the roof slope down to the end of the roofline, and this typically means that the bottom roofline is uniform. The term hip refers to the external angle formed where two sides of the roof meet and which is often an extension of the ridge, which is the top angle of a roof.

The Advantages of a Hipped Roof

Most homes built in the U.S. have a gable roof because the design and construction are simpler and less expensive. But if you’re having a home built, there are many reasons to consider a hip roof, including more design options and an elegant curb appeal that stands apart from the norm. There are also practical reasons to consider a hipped roof. They’re suitable for virtually all modern roofing materials and able to withstand wind better if the pitch is optimal for the area. Another advantage is that all sections of the roof can have their own gutter and that the gutter fitment is more consistent, which allows for more effective and efficient shedding of water from the roof. If you have a hip roof, it’s important to have it reroofed in a timely manner based on the expected lifespan of the material in order to protect the structure of the home and to ensure the optimal energy efficiency of the building envelope.

Signs It’s Time to Replace a Hip Roof

  • Leaks
  • Sagging
  • Ice dams
  • Missing or rusted flashing
  • Damaged or missing shingles
  • Shingles losing their granules
  • Mold, algae, or fungus growth
  • Material nearing its expected lifespan

Why You Should Choose Emmons Roofing

Emmons is the right choice for your hip roof installation or replacement because we have decades of experience planning such projects and carrying them out on schedule and on budget. Our roofers are highly skilled and experienced tradespeople. We hold ourselves to the highest standards at all times, and all of our work meets or exceeds manufacturer requirements and local building codes. We use the best roofing products available from the most trusted brands, and we pride ourselves on excellence in customer service and care, which is reflected in our BBB accreditation with an A+ rating.

The Popular Roofing Materials We Offer

Emmons specializes in all residential roofing materials and offers you a wide range of options for your hip roof. That includes 3-tab asphalt shingles, architectural shingles, and metal roofing.

Standard Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles

Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles

Three-tab asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the U.S. because they strike a great balance between upfront cost and longevity. The term 3-tab refers to how the shingles interlock.

Architectural and Dimensional Shingles

Architectural Asphalt Shingles

Also known as laminated and dimensional, architectural shingles are a thicker shingle that provides better performance and durability. This thickness also allows for a wider range of design options.

Overlapping Metal Panels

Metal Roofing

Metal is a traditional roofing choice that has gained in popularity for residential use in recent years. These systems last for many decades, offer more modern design options, and are eco-friendly too.

Slate Roofing

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing is well-liked for its appearance as well as for being strong, low-maintenance, and lasting at least 40 years. Almost any slate roof will increase a home’s value, and some slate roofs can last for more than a century.

Cedar Shake Shingles

Cedar Shake Shingles

Cedar shingles have a distinct natural wood appearance. They last for more than 30 years, provide excellent thermal insulation, and are resistant to weather and storms. They do require ongoing maintenance to reach that lifespan.

Tile Roofing

Tile Roofing

Tile is resistant to the elements, saves energy, requires little maintenance, and can last for up to 50 years. Clay or concrete tile roofs are both options. Because tile roofs are heavy and labor-intensive, they are not suitable for all homes.

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Hip vs. Gable Roofs

Gable roofs have vertical ends or faces. A traditional house in the U.S. has a roof slope on the front and back of the building but just trim and siding on the sides. With a hip roof, those vertical ends don’t exist because the slop extends on all sides down to the same point to create a uniform line.

Hip Roof Inspections, Maintenance & Repairs

Emmons has Haag-certified roof inspectors who can inspect your roof. We recommend inspecting your roof once a year and after any bad storm that may have damaged it. All roofs require some maintenance over their lifespans, and if during your annual inspection, we discover wear and tear, such as several loose shingles, we can perform those fixes for you. Our team also performs more extensive repairs that not only restore the soundness of the roof but ensure a uniform aesthetic.

Trust Emmons for Your Roof Replacement

Homeowners throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania have trusted Emmons for many years, and you can hire us with the peace of mind that we’ll deliver the high-quality craftsmanship that your home deserves. Call us today or contact us online to schedule an estimate or with any questions about your hip roof.

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