Roof overhangs are an extension of the roof on the eave sides and/or the gable sides of the building.
There are functional and aesthetic reasons for having an overhang at least on the eave side. Overhangs improve ventilation and give the building and overall better appearance, making it less “boxy” and fitting better in residential settings. Adding Overhangs to your new building is the single best way to dress it up and they’re functional too. We offer several different styles to help you achieve the look you’re after whether it’s a basic shed, a nice garage or a classic stall barn. Overhangs also allow an attic space to vent properly if you decide to install a ceiling now or in the future. Another reason for having an overhang, at least on the eave sides of the building, is that gutters are attached on the fascia board. Having no overhang makes it very difficult to install gutters. The most common length of roof overhang on pole buildings is 12” but 18″ and 24″ are also options. The length of the overhang is something that will be determined by the overall size of your building.
Roof Overhangs Also…
- Help to shade windows in hot weather
- Reduce the amount of rain that hits the exterior of the building
- Provide protection for doors and entryway
- Protect the foundation from excess water runoff
- Help to regulate the temperature of the building
We at Pole Building Supplies feel very strongly that every pole building should have overhangs. The main reason that most, if not all folks choose not to have overhangs on their buildings is cost. The cost is minimal compared to the advantages of having it. We feel so strongly about it that we would rather do without entry doors, than without overhangs. On a pole building, a door can be added later but overhang cannot be added after the building is finished.
Example of a Roof with No Overhang on the Gable Side