A Pyramid Hip Roof is a special case of a hip roof where the hips come to a single point and do not form a ridge line. All four faces create triangular ends (faces) to the roof which are all exposed to rain and snow from above and require roofing material.
The specifications of a Pyramid Hip Roof can be defined by a span, pitch and overhang (see diagram). These calculators compute the area, hip ridge lengths and materials required for a pyramid hip roof.
The roofing materials to cover a pyramid roof include:
A pyramid hip roof is geometrically a square based pyramid. The surface area and four hip ridge lengths can be computed using simple trigonometry using the span, including overhang and the pitch.
The photograph shows two sheds located in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia that have pyramid hip roofs.