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Old 09-24-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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What is this roof feature called?


I've become fond of this roof feature but I don't know what it is called and if it serves a functional purpose or if it just looks nice



It's the corners where you should be able to see roof peak the roof has what I've been calling a small dimple. It's not as pronounced on this photo but it's there

Thanks for the help, wasn't able to find it via google.

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Old 09-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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Looks like a roofers nightmare to me....Architectural embellishments are thought to ad "curb appeal" to a home. To me, they just ad unwarranted expense... JMHO...

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This reminds me of a bonnet type of hip and ridge detail that is seen extensively in the UK although used with slate/tile and not 3 tab shingles.

Interesting, never saw anyone wrap shingles like that. Even along the gables and eaves. Perhaps it is done to help with shedding ice and snow in the winter as it adds a pitch to the of the front hip end. Same reason why Northern homes have steep pitches.

Or, that is their interpertation of a gingerbread house!!
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oh no, it's not the wrapping of the shingles along all the edges that I'm interested in, it's how the point where the ridge would hit the end of the house is cut to have a small patch of slanted roof instead. It's done on this house everywhere the ridge would hit the end, almost like a small hip roof thing. note-ably on the second floor, above the middle window of the 3 windows in a row.

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Unless it was done specifically for aesthetics, the only other purpose that I can see is to aid in the shedding of ice or snow and the prevention of icicles from forming by having a sloped ridge end.
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That's a jerkinhead roof (clipped gables). The wrapped shingle edges are supposed to mimic the thatched roofs of Cotswold cottages (England).

Rather rare to see them outside of historic districts.
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The wrapped shingles are very popular in Portland, OR. A little too cutesy for me. And the clipped gable end.... :shrug: meh.
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3 of my last four jobs (new construction) had clipped gables, they are very popular in the new style villas here in my area as well.

Have only ever roofed one rolled rake/eaves tho, not very popular at all in my area.
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So other than ascetics, do clipped gables serve a purpose?
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http://history.utah.gov/architecture...e_cottage.html
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Usually - they're for looks.
I'd rather frame and roof a straight gable: but -
I do like how they look!
They add a little "cut" to a roof.
The "rolled", "thatched" treatment - OUCH!! - Lots of Fun!!

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Even though its not the correct term, we refer to those as a Dutch hip. Been a pretty popular look over the last ten years here. Pretty simple to do at time of framing. Not as simple after. The shingle wrap is not to my liking. We recently removed some that had rounded framing under.
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Last year I was roofing a home in Joplin and we decided to take a lunch at a nearby Mc'D's.,I watched for about an hour as a roof that had been reroofed and was now in the phase of adding the clipped application.

These guys used Awa plan (90) and architectural shingles.It is an interesting process I have to admit.But personally I am not impressedwith the visual.I guess I am to much into water diversion with my roof system.

Without guttering it seems that your foundation and basement are an open target.

Now that I think of it.,the house I was watching and the Mc D's I was watching from are no longer there from the F-5 that rolled through.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:46 PM   #14
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We call it a dutch hip also. There were a few of them built in the 70's-early 80's here.

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We call it a dutch hip also. There were a few of them built in the 70's-early 80's here.

MJW,Sly or anyone know how much this costs ?

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