Old 07-17-04, 07:22 AM
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Our 1 1/2 story house was built without overhangs. A recent addition and the nearby garage both have 1' overhangs. We will be re-roofing the house this summer. Is it possible to add overhangs to an existing roof and if so, how difficult is it? Thanks in advance for any responses.
Old 07-17-04, 02:55 PM
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Yes, you usually can add to overhangs.
They just have to frame roof rafters out farther (sistered to existing rafters at the same angle), box in the soffits under them, and then add sheathing for roofing and soffits underneath and fascia boards.
It normally is not difficult, but it can be a lot of work. Depends on how high, what you're doing, etc.
Good Luck!
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When I did mine, I did as Mikes said. I also went to the trouble to run new plywood up 2' into the old roof. Stiffened up the sistered rafters.

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