Hipped roof designs are more windstorm and hurricane-resistant than gabled roofs. This is a great benefit particularly in places that are hurricane-prone. In Florida, for example, having some of the strictest wind code and regulations in the Nation, there is a discount on some windstorm insurances if a roof is at least a 90% hip.
There are possible disadvantages with a hipped roof design for practical use in the interior of a home, e.g. being angled it can leave little space in an attic for practical use. With a pavilion, however, a hipped roof is practical with a dynamic focus on aesthetics. The beauty of the hipped roof is stunning when the underneath tongue and groove roofing which can be contrasted with a lighter wood stain.