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shed roof

a roof having a single slope.
Also called penthouse.
Origin of shed roof
1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The main block of the house is covered by a gable roof with quite moderate slope, that extends to the west as a shed roof.
  • The two-story house has an attached rear section with a shed roof.
  • The shallow shed roof has a decorative railing around the perimeter with pineapple finials at the posts.
  • The entrance is sheltered by a broad shed roof supported by carved brackets.
  • The gable roof is covered with standing seam metal, painted brick red, as is the shed roof of the wing.
  • In addition, a shed roof replaces the original gable roof on the main building and the garage.
  • The four rooms enclosed by the shed roof across the south elevation represent a later addition.
  • It has a shed roof of corrugated iron, walls of drop siding, and stone piers.
  • The side gallery, which had a shed roof, had the same depth as that of the building's main unit.
  • Along the roofline a modem shed roof dormer is also evident and centered with a sliding window.

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