Help with ideas for roof extension


Old 04-19-13, 04:34 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Ecuador
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Help with ideas for roof extension

We have a wooden house in a climate that gets over 100 inches of rain annually. The current roof overhang is not deep enough to keep the bottom of the walls from getting wet. The roofing is corrugated metal sheets. The current overhang on the sides of the house is about 2 feet, maybe a little less than that on the front and back of the house. On the sides of the house the metal extends past the rafters and tongue and groove boards that form the ceiling about 1 foot. On the front and the back of the house the metal extends a few inches beyond the wood. We would like to extend the overhang another 3-4 feet using polycarbonate panels and metal support framing as the house is already quite dark and metal would seem to need less maintenance. This new section of awning does not necessarily need to be a continuance of the roof, it could go underneath the current overhang. Any ideas about how we could attach this new overhang to the house? Would we need vertical supports on the outside edge or could it have a triangular awning-like frame to support it.
Thanks for any input
Sponsored Links
Old 04-21-13, 05:31 AM
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,986
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I think you answered your own question. Awnings exist with the supports that you described.
Old 04-29-13, 06:54 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 4,297
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Got a picture?
Why not just add gutters?
2' should be more then enough to keep the water away from the walls unless the grading is off or you have mulch or flower beds right up against the foundation holding in water.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: