Simple Barn-Style Roof Overhangs
always best if a building’s roof extends out past the line of its
walls. An overhang of even just a few inches will push the
flow of rain runoff away from walls, doors and windows, and make
them all more durable.
Here’s a simple, easy-to-build roof overhang
that looks good and works well on barns, garages and sheds: Download
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design makes sure that, at the building’s corners, trim and fascia
boards on the eave side overhangs meet those on the gable end
overhangs at right angles. Ninety degree joints are easy to handle
with straight saw cuts or forty-five degree bevel cuts. There’s no
need for fancy carpentry at corners. The gable end overhangs are
created with a few extra 2x4s, nailed flat to the outside roof
rafters, instead of elaborate ladder-like frames and flying rafters.
Architect Don Berg's
designs, interviews and articles have appeared in Country Magazine,
Equine Journal, Country Extra, Yankee Home, Traditional Building
Magazine, Mother Earth News, Grit and many other publications.
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