No Eaves on my roof


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Old 05-30-11, 11:11 AM
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No Eaves on my roof

I live in a 16 x 68 ft mobile home an A-frame style roof. The roof ends right at the top of the wall so when we get rain the water rolls off the edge of the roof and straight down my walls. This is causing issues with the amount of water the trim around my windows and doors has to deal with.

Is there an easy way to extend the edge of the roof to create some kind of eave?
 
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Old 05-30-11, 12:03 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I used to have a house that was built similarly - no eaves - so I have sympathy. Or is it empathy?

The short answer to your question, with emphasis on "easy", is not really. However, you might achieve satisfactory results by installing drip cap on the tops of your windows and doors which is both relatively easy and inexpensive.
 
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Old 05-30-11, 12:50 PM
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Check your 'gutter' Often they get bent and more water runs over them than thru them to the end. You also might try recualking around the tops and sides of the windows and doors. The doors should have a factory drip cap.

IMO the best solution is to put a new roof over the old. That way you can extend the roof over the sides a few inches and add some insulation [depending on the type of roof installed] But that is a long way from being cheap and easy
 
 

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