A small tent shape behind a chimney on a sloped roof to divert water to each side and around the chimney.
A dormer projecting through a roof where the roof on the dormer is sloped in the same direction as the surrounding roof, but has a shallow pitch. For example the main roof might be a 10:12 pitch and the roof of the shed dormer is a 2:12 pitch. Also: Roof Pitch
A roof that is made up of a series of ridges with different pitches on each side. The steeper side is typically glazed (includes windows) to let in natural light. In Wisconsin the orientation of the roof will determine the character of the light allowed into the space. If the purpose is to add sunlight, the [...]
The angle of slope of a roof. Pitch is expressed as a ratio of vertical units to horizontal units. For example, a 12:12 pitch roof rises 12 inches vertically for every 12 inches horizontally. This is a common pitch for a cape code style roof. A 4:12 (or sometimes said “4 in 12 pitch”) would be [...]