Hip Roof Pavilions

Jordan Slabaugh - September 7, 2023

The hip roof pavilion. What is it, and why does it even matter? That’s a good question and one we’re going to tackle right now.  

Step into the captivating world of Hip Roof Pavilions! In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at this unique pavilion roof design that is changing the game for outdoor structures. If you’re tired of the same old designs and you’re looking for a stunning addition to your property, hip roof pavilions might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.

12x14 lakefront hip roof pavilion with outdoor furniture

Imagine the joy of hosting unforgettable get-togethers under a roof that perfectly blends style and practicality. With a hip roof pavilion, you’ll have an ideal spot to enjoy time with loved ones, making memories that’ll stay with you forever. Whether you’re dreaming of a cozy escape in your backyard or a charming venue for special events, these pavilions can make those dreams come true.

So, if you’re excited to transform your outdoor space, join us on this journey as we explore the benefits, design options, and limitless possibilities that hip roof pavilions bring. Let’s dive in and uncover a bit about pavilion roofs together!

What is a Hip Roof Pavilion?

A hip roof pavilion is a type of outdoor structure that boasts a distinct roof design characterized by slopes on all sides, meeting at the top to form a peak or ridge. Unlike traditional gable roofs that only have two sloping sides, hip roofs feature four sloping sides, giving them a visually appealing appearance. 

These pavilions not only offer functional benefits, such as superior resistance against wind and rain, but they also exude a timeless elegance and charm, elevating the aesthetic appeal of any outdoor space. With their balanced and symmetrical design, hip roof pavilions create a harmonious and inviting atmosphere, perfect for gatherings, relaxation, and enjoying the beauty of nature.

carribean hip roof pavilion

Advantages of Hip Roof Pavilions

Beyond just the aesthetic appeal of the hip roof design, the hip roof has other advantages. The four-sloped roof design provides exceptional structural stability and is perfect for locations that experience high-winds, heavy rain, or a lot of snow. 

Having the roof slope down on all four sides also makes the interior of the pavilion more weather-resistant, making the pavilion a more versatile structure. 

Comparing Hip Roof and Gable Roof Pavilions

The difference between a hip roof and a gable roof pavilion is that a hip roof slopes on four sides, while a regular gable roof slopes on only two sides. There are pros and cons to both styles and are used in various different situations. For example, at Lancaster County Backyard, all our Timber Frame pavilions feature the traditional gable roof, which allows the beauty of the timber framing to be on display. Plus, the gable roof provides more ventilation for your structure than a hip roof will. 

Ultimately, the choice is yours. Pick the style that appeals to you and the style of your home and landscaping. 

timber frame pavilion

Common Uses of Hip Roof Pavilions

Pavilions are versatile structures that can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of the most common uses of hip roof pavilions:

Ideal for outdoor entertaining and social gatherings

Hip roof pavilions create the perfect setting for outdoor entertaining. Whether it’s a cozy family barbecue or a large social gathering with friends, these pavilions offer shade from the sun or shelter from a spring shower. You can customize the layout of the pavilion with couches, chairs, a fireplace, or an outdoor kitchen. Whatever the design, hip roof pavilions encourage people to come together, share stories, and create lasting memories.

Creating a shaded area in gardens, parks, or public spaces

In gardens, parks, and public spaces, hip roof pavilions provide a retreat where people can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. These structures offer respite from the sun’s harsh rays, making them ideal spots for reading, picnicking, or simply soaking in the beautiful surroundings. Public parks often use hip roof pavilions to improve the aesthetics and amenities of the park.

huge hip roof pavilion

Hosting events like weddings, parties, or picnics

Hip roof pavilions add an elegant touch to any outdoor event. They are commonly used for hosting weddings, parties, picnics, and other special occasions. A pavilion provides the perfect combination of shelter from the elements while still being outside.

Commercial applications for hip roof pavilions

Beyond residential settings, hip roof pavilions have practical commercial applications. Restaurants, resorts, and outdoor venues often incorporate these pavilions into their establishments to provide guests with an inviting outdoor dining experience. They are also used in commercial settings for employee break areas, outdoor classrooms, or as covered waiting areas.

Hip Roof Pavilion: Styles & Prices

There are lots of different styles of backyard pavilions. One of the most popular, and arguably the most attractive, are the hip roof pavilions. At Lancaster County Backyard, we offer a wide range of backyard structures, including pergolas, gazebos, timber frame pavilions, and the more traditional hip roof pavilions. Below you’ll find a few of our most popular Hip Roof Pavilion styles.

Shoreline Vinyl Hip Roof Pavilion

shoreline hip roof pavilion

The Shoreline is a vinyl hip roof pavilion that combines the low maintenance of vinyl with the simplicity of a pavilion and the beauty of the hip roof. This pavilion is supported by wooden posts that are wrapped in quality vinyl, giving it the longevity that you need. 

*Includes built-on site in S.E. PA.

Montford Vinyl Hip Roof Pavilion

montford hip roof pavilion

The Montford Vinyl Pavilion is a hip roof pavilion with lots of options. The design of this pavilion allows for large post-to-post spans, giving the larger pavilions a clean, luxurious look. The decorative posts, decorative trim, and the steep roof pitch make this a popular pavilion. 

*Includes built-on site in S.E. PA. 

Caribbean Vinyl Hip Roof Pavilion

poolside hip roof pavilion

The Caribbean Pavilion is our incredible luxury hip roof pavilion. The large columns give this pavilion a regal, bold look that is sure to impress. This pavilion is the perfect statement piece for your backyard or poolside. 

*Includes built-on site in S.E. PA.

Lakefront Wood Pavilion

picnic backyard wood pavilion for sale

The Lakefront Pavilion is a beautiful hiproof pavilion built with high quality southern pine lumber. While this is our most simple and cost-effective wood pavilion, it is still an incredible structure that will really spruce up any backyard or outdoor space. 

*Includes built-on site in S.E. PA.

Cheyenne Wood Pavilion

cheyenne hip roof pavilion

The Cheyenne Pavilion is a wooden pavilion with a hip roof that is guaranteed to add a touch of class to your landscaping. Built with traditional southern pine, this pavilion boasts a 12” overhang and a 7/12 pitch roof, giving it a luxurious look. 

*Includes built-on site in S.E. PA. 

Hip Roof Pavilions: Conclusion

In a nutshell, hip roof pavilions are the real deal for a blend of style and functionality in your outdoor space. The style and durability make them a smart choice for any setting. So, why wait? Take the plunge and invest in a hip roof pavilion for your next outdoor pavilion. 

Are you ready to jump in?  Get in touch with us today or request a quote for the pavilion of your choice. 

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hip roof pavilion with landscaping