Every once in a while, you’ll hear a roofing term that makes you wonder. For example, when talking about roofs, what is a catslide? Images surely pop into your head, but a catslide is a term used for a particular kind of roof construction.
Sometimes a section of the roof extends way down, almost to the ground. It continues down past the height of the main eaves. The design is often used to cover a lean-to or a side room of the house. It lets a homeowner have a larger dept of the building without actually increasing the ridge height on a roof.
In old, historic thatching practices, many barns and old thatched homes has sections considered catslides.
So, a catslide is a real thing, and they are fairly common in historic thatched homes.
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