The pitched roof consists of two sloping sides that have some angle between them. So how would one call such a side?

I would like to replace side of the roof in the following sentence with one word: "There is a chimney on one side of the roof and a dormer on another"

  • Generally, roof; or slope or tiles. It depends on how you're using the word. Could you edit your question to include the sentence you want this word to appear in? – Andrew Leach Apr 17 '20 at 12:04
  • A roof with (usually) two sloping sides is called a pitched roof. – Kate Bunting Apr 17 '20 at 12:06
  • Thanks for comments - edited the question – xuesheng Apr 17 '20 at 12:10
  • What is wrong with side? That is what it is called. "The roof has a chimney on one side and a dormer on the opposite side." – Damila Apr 17 '20 at 14:54
  • @Damila Nothing wrong with it - I'm just not sure what the most appropriate word is. – xuesheng Apr 17 '20 at 14:58

Side or Slope

A pitched roof has names for many parts, and names for each layer of the roof. The big wide part that would be called a side does not have any more specific name. It is called a side or a slope.

In your sentence:

The roof has a chimney on one side and a dormer on another. The roof has a chimney on one slope and a dormer on another.

See here for an example: https://www.caaquebec.com/en/at-home/guides/reshingling-your-roof/identifying-the-parts-of-the-roof-and-understanding-their-functions/

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