should addition of an overhang be added to our new roofing job?
Our home was built in 1939 without any overhang (sometimes called eaves, right?)
We are having a new roof installed and are wondering if we should have an overhang added at this time? And if so, how far out is a reasonable distance for the "added on" overhang to extend? to make it worthwhile but still not require a canopy?
The exterior of our house is brick in front and hardi-board on the sides which was painted by the installers and we have a lifetime warranty for the paint. Hardi-board has been on three sides of the house and is wearing VERY well. We have gutters on several sides (or partial sides) of the house.
House is relatively small - one floor, 1900 sq foot. Attic space is very spacious - doesn't have a ridge vent so we are looking to have that added (comes included with roof). Also, edge vents added. Roofing contractor who we found because of good references answered a lot of our questions very well but seemed reluctant to recommend that we have an overhang added. Friends who are architects think overhang is VERY important. We're trying to get as many opinions as we can. Thanks in advance.