Overhang on lean-to

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Old 11-05-19, 12:39 PM
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Overhang on lean-to

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So i built a 16' x 30' horse run in lean to shelter and I am in the process of adding a 4 foot overhang. My question is, will it be okay to use 2 x 4 to frame it? I used 2x6 for my rafters but was wondering if its necessary to use the same to frame the overhang. I have attached the picture of my run in and a picture of what I would like to do. The reason is I have lots of brand new 2x4 pressure treated post and was wondering if its possible. I will be using 7/16 roof sheathing, felt paper and 3 tab shingles just like I used on the run in. Please advise.

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Old 11-05-19, 04:54 PM
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So you built a roof with 2x6 and I'm sure it had all the structural requirements needed, why would the overhang be anything less?
 
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It seems the posts supporting the gate should have been used to support the front of the horse barn. In my opinion the vertical supports are too small to support an overhang. If you get snow the barn will collapse because the vertical supports will not hold the added weight.
 
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Huh? The post supporting the gate are 4' x 6', the post supporting front of horse run in are 6 x 6 x16' pressure treated post 4 foot in the ground. I am in Central Florida so no snow. The run in was made with architectural plans it is still not finished. I just want to add a simple 4 foot overhang like the picture above.
 
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Old 11-06-19, 11:21 AM
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Not only that but the gate looks to be 30 feet away from the building!

I would not make it out of 2x4s... But I'm not the one paying for it either. If you do, only use them for the rafters and gusset framing... you would want your ledger and fascia to be larger because that will help keep everything running straight across those long spans between your posts.

IMO it looks like that roof could easily blow away with the first high wind you get. I hope you are using hurricane anchors and lots of straps to connect the roof framing to your posts.
 
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Thanks for replying. I will do with 2 x 6.
 
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@XSleeper I attached the rafters on both ends with sloped joist hangers. Do you think I should use more hurricane ties?
 
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Old 11-06-19, 03:23 PM
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Is the roofing already on? If so, I would be adding some twist straps onto every post to better tie everything to each post. They would strengthen the connection of your posts to your front and rear beams. If the beams are spliced above a post put a twist strap on each side. The uplift on that thing will be incredible in a high wind.
 
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Old 11-07-19, 08:21 AM
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One of the problems with these forums is it is not mandatory to put your geographical location in your profile for us to give you accurate info.

That structure would be a pile of sticks on the ground in our climate.

If you want future help it would be good to at least add your state to your profile.
 
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I thought it would show my state since it is in my profile. I guess not then.
 
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The roof is completely finished. Well so I thought. I wasn’t planning on an overhang but too much sun is going inside and since the horses hangout in that spot I made the run in there. I was thinking of calling Simpson Strongtie to see what they recommend but what else do you recommend since the roof is finished? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 11-08-19, 07:55 PM
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Twist straps, one or more on every post.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-...-100374870-_-N
 
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Thanks for the link. How about the roof sheathing, is there anyway to protect those from uplift being that they are just being held unto the 2 x 6 with just screws?
 
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Nope........................................
 
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