### How Many Sheets Of Plywood Do I Need For A Hip Roof?

**How Many Sheets Of Plywood Do I Need For A Hip Roof?**

**To calculate the number of sheets of plywood, you will need to cover a hip roof; you first need to determine the total area of the roof. This can be done by measuring the length and width of the roof and then multiplying those numbers together. **

**Once you have the total roof area, divide that number by 32 to get the number of sheets you need. A typical 4-foot by 8-foot sheet of plywood covers 32 square feet. **

So, if your roof area is 1,600 square feet, 1,600 divided by 32 will mean you need about 50 sheets of plywood.

For a more accurate estimate of the number of sheets you need, you can use the online roof calculator at www.sheathingcalculator.com/hiproofs.aspx to calculate your roof area and the number of sheets you need.

A hip roof is a type of roof where all sides slope downwards towards the walls, and the roof ends come together at the top of a ridge.

**How Many Slopes Does A Hip Roof Have?**

**A hip roof is a roof where all four sides of the roof slope downwards from the peak. There are four slopes on a hip roof instead of the two found on a gable roof. This is because the hip roof slopes downwards from the peak on all four sides instead of just two. **

This gives the hip roof a more distinctive look and makes it more stable in high winds. The gable roof, however, only has two slopes, one on each end.

**How Many Squares Of Shingles Do I Need For A Hip Roof?**

**A hip roof is a type of roof where the sides slope downwards towards the walls, and the roof ends come to a point at the top. To calculate the amount of shingles you will need for a hip roof, you need first to determine the square footage of the roof. **

**To do this, you will need to multiply the roof’s footprint by either 1.4 or 1.6, depending on the roof’s slope. If the roof has a low slope, you will multiply by 1.4; if the roof is steep and complex, you will multiply by 1.6. **

The average square footage of a roof is 1,500 square feet. So, if your roof area is 1,500 square feet, 1,500 multiplied by 1.6 will mean you need about 2,250 shingles to cover the roof.

**How Much Do Hip Roof Trusses Cost?**

**Roof truss materials range from $1.50 to $4.50 per square foot; however, the overall cost of the roof truss is determined by the building area, the pitch of the roof, and the style of the truss. **

A truss roof costs between $30 and $50 for a 10-foot span and between $300 and $320 for a 60-foot span. The pitch of the roof and the size of the truss will affect how much it costs to build a roof with trusses.