A witch’s hat roof is a version of a cone roof. Shaped like its title, it’s a lanky peaked top and flares at the bottom.
Start looking for the turret with the witch’s hat roof to the left of the entry and balcony. Placing shingles on a roof like this is extremely labour intensive. Many customized cuts are required if the shingles are to lay flat.
This octagonal gazebo has a witch’s hat roof made of curved metal shingles.
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A piled stone turret, complete with a witch’s hat roof along with a weathervane, is the distinctive entry for this home. A metal cap or cupola is required on this type of roof.