skirt-roof

skirt-roof

skirt-roof
A small eavelike projection from the façade of a house between the first and second stories, usually encircling the house; provides some shelter for the windows and doors directly below it, but is primarily decorative in function. If it extends only along the front façade, usually called a visor roof.
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