3.7 Roof Overhangs

Roof overhangs are both practical and attractive. They give a house character and solar protection.

Overhangs should be used on the eave condition and the rake condition. Overhangs should be an integral part of the building form and not thin planes extending past the mass of the house. Use over windows and garage doors to create shadow is encouraged. Eave condition overhangs are suggested and should be 18" to 20" and rake condition overhangs should be a minimum of 12". No flush rake conditions are allowed.

Exposing the ends of rafters is prohibited. Use a fascia of at least 1x6 size. Box in overhangs if feasible.