Types of Garages: Hip Garages
In our three-part garage type series we will be focusing on the different types of garages that are available, details on each type, and real pictures of garages we have built. This post will focus on Hip Garages.
Overall, hip garages are the most common type of garage for a variety of reasons.
Hip garages are four sided, as opposed to the two-sided gable roof discussed in our last blog post. Below we will share some advantages of hip garages and pictures of hip garages we have built in the Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
Advantages of Hip Garages
A hip garage may seem like the most basic and simple option, but with the right touches, it can be an extremely attractive addition to your home and property while still being affordable and functional. Advantages of hip garages include:
- Strong and cost-effective
- Similar to a gable garage, 4 steep slopes allow rain and snow to run off
- Easy to incorporate into an existing structure
Like gabled garages, hip garages are common in areas that receive a lot of snow. Steep slopes are advantageous in areas that have a lot of snow in the winter. However, hip garages are less vulnerable than gable garages to high wind.
Hip Garage Portfolio
18 x 20 Hip Garage
28 x 20 Hip Garage
23 x 23 Hip Garage
Custom 22 x 20 Hip Garage with Hip Dormer
Custom 31 x 21 Hip Garage with Hip Dormers
Custom 36 x 22 Hip Garage with Hip Dormer
To see all of our hip garages, visit our gallery by clicking here.
What type of garage do you have/want? Stayed tuned for our remaining posts on garage types or check out our post on Gable Garages.