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Which roof shape best stands up to the fiercest gale?

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Date Recorded: May 11, 2014
Duration: 00:00:57

Q: Some roof shapes resist strong winds better than others. Which roof shape best stands up to the fiercest gale?
Flat with overhang
Gable
Hip
Butterfly

A: Hip roof

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.

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