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roof overhang without posts. ideas on how to pull this off.

Posted by datrik (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 2, 10 at 11:55

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.

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: image

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RE: roof overhang without posts. ideas on how to pull this off.

The structural load at the outermost edge of the cover must be transferred back to the wall. That can be done with cantilever beams that run back 12 to 15 ft into the house aligned with the attic joists or the roof rafters or with triangular side braces. The braces can be below the cover as in the photo or, if the cover is deep/steep enough, they can be part of the cover itself. The cover could also be high enough to be a part of the roof with rafters reaching up toward the ridge forming triangular side walls.

Otherwise, you need a skyhook.

RE: roof overhang without posts. ideas on how to pull this off.

Almost invisible support could be a tension rods or cables angled upward. A pair of them with stainless steel turnbuckles could look really cool.

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