Hip roof that intrudes into living space: "hip ceiling"?
I'm in Massachusetts (zone 5A), and have a 1960 garrison colonial with a 6:12 hip roof. I'm looking to do a lot of insulation/venting/roof work, and am about to post a detailed question. But, before I do, I need some terminology.
Instead of having the edge of the roof sitting on the junction between second floor interior walls and ceilings, the roof is mounted lower, with the rafters defining part of the second floor ceiling. So, at all four edges of the second floor ceiling there's a sloped section of ceiling, about 30" deep and 16.5" high. This makes access to that area between the rafters challenging, especially in the corners between the jack rafters, which will guide my choice of insulation.
Here's the term I need: what do you call my type of roof, or that area of my roof? "Hip ceiling"? "Lowered hip roof"? "A pain in the rear"?
And a follow-up: what other information would make my eventual question easier to answer?
Posted Jun 19, 2014 2:36 PM ET
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