roof over

roof something over

to build a roof over something; to provide something with a roof. After the destructive storm they had to roof the shed over so that the cow would have some shelter. We will roof over the patio and turn the area into a porch.
See also: roof
References in classic literature ?
He fairly dropped asleep on the roof over the funeral march.
Just to have a roof over her until I find a room in the village where we can shake down.