Hips and Ridges Asphalt Shingles on Slopes of Less Than 1 in 3

(1)  Shingles on hips and ridges shall be not less than 300 mm wide applied to provide triple coverage.

(2)  Shingles referred to in Sentence (1) shall be cemented to the roof shingles and to each other with a coat of cement and fastened with nails or staples located 40 mm above the butt of the overlying shingle and 50 mm from each edge.


Article Ontario Regulation 332/12 Building Code,   Information published by oncodes.ca for educational purposes only.

Note : A hip roof is a roof where all four sides of the roof slope downwards from the peak. It does not have a gable or a flat end. Hip roofs are popular on church steeples, where they typically have a high pitch.

The ridge of a roof is the peak where two opposing roof planes meet. In simple terms, it’s the highest point on a roof where two horizontal (i.e., flat) roofing surfaces intersect. You can think about this as being lifted off the ground, perhaps by a chimney or other structure, or maybe even attached to another building’s foundation.