What is a Roofing Hip?
A hip is the external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes (from the ridge to the eaves).
No other competing phrase exists, but you may hear a contractor describe it through context clues and defining it (to make it easier for the homeowner to understand) instead of just referring to it as a hip.
Why it Matters
Ensuring these materials are to standard is important when having your roof replaced, or installing a new roof. A hip is an important part of the roof’s overall system. It is not a term you hear often, it is essential, and not “up-sell lingo.”