PARTS OF A ROOF
The different parts or components that make up a house roof are described below.
Each one of the sloping sides that defines the slope of the roof.
Lower part of the roof which generally overhangs the facade or the cornice to divert rainwater. Eaves can be horizontal or uneven.
The edge defined by the intersection of sloping roof planes. This can be a hip, valley or a ridge.
Inclined edge, where water is channeled down the sides of the roof. Convex.
Edge which collects water from the slooping roof planes. Concave.
Horizontal edge divides falling water.
Intersection point for various edges.
Far side of the roof.
The upper portion of a sidewall formed by the sloping planes of the roof.