Hip roofs are almost as popular as gable roofs. Hip roofs have no valleys unless extended with a different roof type. The hip rafters support the roof surface and framing at angles which eliminate valleys that can leak and wear. When installed correctly, hip roofing design is the most favorable for a home because its angles help it deflect the elements from a home. Your professional inspector will be looking carefully for good quality construction and installation as hip roofs are a little more complicated to install and when done improperly are very difficult to repair without a large expense.