A bonnet roof, also known as a kicked-eaves roof, is a type of roof with two slopes on each of the four sides of the building. The upper slope is positioned at a steep angle, while the lower slope has a shallower pitch. The lower slope typically extends out from the walls of the building, creating an overhang or eave. This overhang can provide additional shade or shelter to the building and its occupants.
The bonnet roof is often used in hot and humid climates to provide additional protection from the sun and rain. It is also commonly used in areas with high winds or frequent storms, as the overhanging eaves can help to protect the walls and windows from wind-driven rain.
Bonnet roofs are commonly used in traditional or historic architecture, but can also be adapted for modern or contemporary designs. The roof design can be constructed from a variety of materials, including asphalt shingles, metal panels, or clay tiles, and can be customized to suit the specific needs and style of the building.