roof overhang without posts. ideas on how to pull this off.
I need to add a 3-4ft overhang roof to my front door. I'm planning on a shed style roof and would like to omit any vertical support such as posts and angled braces that connect to the wall. Do you folks have any ideas on how to create a small rigid overhang that connects to a vertical wall. I'm looking for it to look traditional, as in facia and standard metal roofing. (not looking for an awning)
This link shows what I want, but imagine taking out all of the support below the single plane roof. http://weekndr.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/awning-w-1.jpg
I'm just wondering if there is a modern solution via metal brackets or clever construction techniques.
Here is a link that might be useful: