Looking at the definition of roof, I read that it is the structure that covers the top of a building.


Suppose that the house shown in the picture didn't have a porch and the garage was extending more outside the house. What word should I use for the (structure covering the) top of the garage? Could I use roof, or should I use a different word?

  • kiam, interesting! Could you add the link to that picture; on the top-left corner one cannot read what the name of the window of the lucernario is. Thank you.
    – user114
    Commented May 26, 2013 at 9:16
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    It's dormer window; see this picture.
    – avpaderno
    Commented May 26, 2013 at 9:23
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    Incidentally they've misspelled door knocker
    – Jim
    Commented May 26, 2013 at 16:52

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It's still a roof. You might qualify it and say the garage roof or the roof over the garage if you want to be specific.

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